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Game Preview: Miami Heat @ Orlando Magic

2013 November 20
by Andrew Melnick

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Updated 5:30: Tobias Harris, Glen Davis and Kyle O’Quinn are all listed as OUT for tonight’s game.

-Victor Oladipo will start and Jason Maxiell will come off the bench.

-Dwyane Wade will NOT play.

The Orlando Magic dropped to 4-6 with a 108-100 loss to the Dallas Mavericks Saturday. The Miami Heat improved to 8-3 with a 104-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

The Magic rank 20th in offensive rating (102.5), eighth in defensive rating (102.3) and play at the league’s 10th-fastest pace (96.5). The Heat are first in offensive rating (113.5) 14th in defensive rating (104.6) and play at the league’s 18th-fastest pace (93.3).

Tip-off from the Amway Center is scheduled for 7:00 pm EST and will be shown locally on FS Florida.

As always, if you can’t watch the game, you can listen on the radio – in English on AM 580 WDBO and FM 96.5 and in Spanish on AM 1270 WRLZ.

The officials for tonight’s game are Tom Washington, Mark Lindsay and Scott Twardoski.

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The Line: Miami – 7.5  (198.5)

Starters:

Miami Heat

Chris Bosh
Shane Battier
LeBron James
Ray Allen
Mario Chalmers

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Maurice Harkless
Arron Afflalo
Victor Oladipo
Jameer Nelson

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  • Tobias Harris continues to be out indefinitely with an ankle injury. However, head coach Jacque Vaughn didn’t rule out that he or power forward Glen Davis could return soon.
  • Kyle O’Quinn is questionable with an ankle injury.
  • Dwyane Wade didn’t play Tuesday night against the Hawks.
  • Ray Allen (illness) and Udonis Haslem (back spasms) returned for the Heat Tuesday night.

Heat Resources:

All U Can Heat
Heat Index
Hot Hot Hoops
Miami Herald
Peninsula is Mightier
The Sun-Sentinel