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Game Preview: Orlando Magic @ Miami Heat

2013 November 23

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The Orlando Magic and Miami Heat were last on the court on Wednesday when the Heat throttled the Magic 120-92 to improve to 9-3. The loss dropped the Magic to 4-7.

The Magic rank 20th in offensive rating (102.0), 12th in defensive rating (104.5) and play at the league’s ninth-fastest pace (96.3). The Heat are first in offensive rating (114.7) 11th in defensive rating (104.0) and play at the league’s 17th-fastest pace (93.4).

Tip-off from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida is scheduled for 7:30 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 James Capers, Ben Taylor and Zach Zarba.

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The Line: Miami – 13.5  (203)

Starters:

Miami Heat

Chris Bosh
Shane Battier
LeBron James
Dwyane Wade
Mario Chalmers

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Jason Maxiell
Maurice Harkless
Arron Afflalo
Jameer Nelson

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  • According to Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn, Tobias Harris and Glen Davis are closing in on returns as they continue to make progress.
  • Kyle O’Quinn did not make the trip to Miami.
  • Dwyane Wade is expected to return for the Heat after missing the last two games.
  • The Magic went small in Wednesday’s game and that, um, didn’t work.

Heat Resources:

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

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