NBA Standings ordered by road record: Do the Heat need homecourt in the playoffs?

The Miami Heat have proven themselves to be a strong road team in both the regular season and playoffs over the years, but where do they stack up against other quality road teams in the league?

Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Seven
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8. Philadelphia 76ers; 15-12

Lastly comes the Philadelphia 76ers to round out the top 8 road teams in the NBA. Philadelphia was struck with the Joel Embiid injury news that will be keeping him out indefinitely. Embiid was running away with the MVP award until that injury removed him from the running.

The 76ers have an 18-13 home record compared to their 15-11 road record. They are just 5-5 in division games and 22-16 in Conference games. Unlike the Miami Heat, the Sixers do not have a playoff reputation. They have not been able to get past the semis of the playoffs in the Embiid era.

At the end of the day, Embiid rushing back from a serious injury in time for a playoff run won’t help this team all that much. Philadelphia simply has not been able to get over that hump of even reaching a Conference Finals. Even having a solid road record shouldn’t be moving NBA fans for this specific team.