Friday night was the final day of NBA preseason action for the league with multiple games on the schedule. Among those games was a battle between the #Philadelphia 76ers and the #Miami Heat. Rookie #Ben Simmons played a huge part in helping his Sixers team get tonight's win, as was Philadelphia's newest sharpshooter J.J. Reddick. Here's the latest Heat vs. Sixers game recap with top players, statistics, and what's up next as the regular season schedule approaches.

NBA game recap

In tonight's win by the Philadelphia 76ers at least two of their young stars were on the court for considerable minutes. Leading the way was one of the favorites for NBA Rookie of the Year ahead of the season, Ben Simmons.

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The young Sixers star got in 18 minutes and was 9-for-11 shooting with 18 points. He also dished out five assists and had seven rebounds. Joel Embiid played 15 minutes but was limited in his production. While he had seven rebounds and a block, he also scored just five points and missed all three of the three-point shots he tried.

However, JJ Redick only missed one of the six he attempted. The former Clippers star finished with 19 points to help out in the win. Timothy Luwaru-Cabarrot came off the bench and played 20 minutes, scoring 17. Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz didn't play due to a coach's decision.

For the visiting Miami Heat, big man Hassan Whiteside also had a limited performance. He scored seven points on 2-for-5 shooting and also had three rebounds in just 11 minutes. Dion Waiters finished with 13 points with a 4-for-7 shooting night and was the only starter to get into double-digits.

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James Johnson scored 13 points off the bench while Jordan Mickey came in to play 32 minutes, achieving a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.

For the game, Philadelphia shot at a stellar rate of 46.7 percent and knocked down about 36 percent of their long range shots. The visiting Miami Heat hit 39.8 percent of their field goals with just a 13.3 rate from downtown. The Heat did mange to win the rebounding battle 50-48, but had 20 turnovers in the game compared to 16 for the home team.

What's up next?

The Miami Heat finish out the NBA preseason with a 3-3 record. They begin their regular season campaign next Wednesday night with a 7 p.m. Eastern Time game at the Orlando Magic.

For the Philadelphia 76ers, they close out their exhibition games schedule with a 2-3 record. The team gets their regular season going on Wednesday, October 18th. They'll visit the Washington Wizards for a 7 p.m. Eastern Time game which will be televised on ESPN.