By Sally Fahey

The Sixers kept $39 million bust Tobias Harris on the bench in the final minutes of their victory over the Heat.

Sixers head coach Nick Nurse decided to pull Harris and insert Kelly Oubre Jr. with just a little over four minutes remaining in regulation.

After the game, Nurse explained the reasoning behind the benching of Harris for Oubre late in the crucial matchup:

“I thought Tobias was playing fine,” Nurse said after the win.

“I thought he played a ton of minutes. I thought he was absolutely tired. That was the only reason why I made that switch and I made the switch back to Kyle (Lowry) with Buddy (Hield). I thought Buddy was playing great and gave us a spark, too, but I thought it was that time in the game where Kyle will usually make a play or two and he did.”

He had 10 rebounds and four assists, but he finished with nine points on 4-for-10 shooting and was 0-of-3 on three-pointers.

Harris shot an airball three-pointer and missed a couple of bunnies at the rim.

He was even benched during the final 4 minutes, 12 seconds shortly after badly missing a three-point attempt.

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