(Yahoo Sports)The Philadelphia 76ers suffered a 97-89 loss in the opening game of their first-round series against the Miami Heat on Saturday afternoon, but the seventh-seeded Sixers acquitted themselves well in defeat. Doug Collins' squad gave the South Beach faithful (well, the ones who were there on time, anyway) an early scare, getting off to a strong start that had LeBron James(notes), Dwyane Wade(notes), Chris Bosh(notes) and company facing a 12-point deficit after a quarter.

Losing a sneaker did not prevent Thaddeus Young from D'ing up against the Miami Heat.