Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat
The Orlando Magic snapped a 16-game road losing streak with a 101-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday. The Heat were last in action Thursday when they blew out the New York Knicks 108-82.
The Magic are 18-42 while the Heat are 41-14.
These two teams have met three times this season. The Heat blew out the Magic 120-92 on November 20 in Orlando and narrowly defeated the Magic 101-99 three days later in Miami. They met again on January 4 and the Heat blew out the short-handed Magic 110-94.
The Magic rank 25th in offensive rating (99.2), 18th in defensive rating (104.4) and play at the league’s 18th-fastest pace (96.00). The Heat are first in offensive rating (109.9) 23rd in defensive rating (102.5) and play at the league’s 19th-fastest pace (94.40).
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 Tom Washington, Eric Dalen and David Guthrie.
The Line: Miami – 14.0 (201.0)
- Arron Afflalo (ankle) is out again.
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