Monday , Dec , 20 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Orlando Magic Team Report – December 20

=== Orlando Magic Team Report – December 20 ===

(Sports Network) – Orlando dropped a 117-107 decision to the Miami Heat at
American Airlines Arena on Sunday evening.

Steve Francis paced the Magic with a game-high 32 points. Cuttino Mobley added
22 and Grant Hill chipped in 20 points for Orlando, which has dropped four of
five despite shooting 40-of-78 from the floor.

In a tightly contested fourth quarter, Orlando took a short lived lead,
103-102, on Tony Battie’s jumper at the 5:16 mark.

However, the Heat regained the lead for good as Jones’ three-pointer sparked a
13-0 burst to put the game away. Keyon Dooling’s trey from the top of the key
capped the spurt, pushing the Heat advantage to 115-103 with 1:33 left,
effectively putting away the game.

The Magic never recovered en route to the 10-point loss.

Orlando has now dropped three straight in Miami.

The Magic connected on 21-of-27 from the line, while the Heat made good on 23-
of-27 for the game.

Orlando has the next two days off before hosting San Antonio on Wednesday
night. The Magic have just one game this week.