Heat, Magic finish home-and-home set
=== Heat, Magic finish home-and-home set ===
(Sports Network) – The Miami Heat hope to head into the All-Star break on a
high note this evening, as they conclude a home-and-home set with the Orlando
Magic at TD Waterhouse Centre.
On Tuesday, Dwyane Wade erupted for 38 points and Shaquille O’Neal added 25
points and 11 rebounds to lead the Heat past Orlando, 107-93, at
Antoine Walker went 5-of-8 from the floor for 12 points while Jason Williams
and Udonis Haslem donated 10 apiece for Miami, which has won seven of its last
The Heat, whose next nine games come against teams who are at least 10 games
below .500, lead the Southeast Division by five games over the Washington
Miami is 13-14 away from home this season.
Dwight Howard notched a double-double with 13 points and 13 boards in the loss
last night for the Magic, who have lost five in a row and nine of their last
10. Steve Francis, Hedo Turkoglu and Keyon Dooling all chipped in 15 points in
Orlando, which is averaging just 86.2 points during their slide, never held a
lead on Tuesday and slipped to 0-17 when trailing at the start of the fourth
The Magic are 13-12 in their arena this season.
Orlando has split its two matchups with the Heat this season, but has dropped
nine of 10 and 12 of its last 17 in the series. Miami has also won five of
eight in Orlando.