Magic Vs. Heat: Dwyane Wade And LeBron James Carry Miami To Dominating Win Over Orlando

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James put on a show on Sunday afternoon against the Magic, as the Heat avenged their last loss in Orlando and won their sixth straight.

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Magic Vs. Heat Recap: Dwyane Wade And LeBron James Dominate Orlando For Sixth Straight Win

The Miami Heat won their sixth game in a row on Sunday afternoon and avenged their last loss with a 90-78 win over the Orlando Magic. The Heat's NBA-best record is now at 25-7. Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 27 points, and had a huge first half which helped build the double digit Miami lead. Wade was spectacular, finishing an array of highlight dunks and alley-oops from LeBron James. Wade's 27 points came in just 31 minutes on the floor, as the Heat cruised in the second half.

James was right here with his fellow superstar and All-Star, finishing with 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists as he dominated the Magic on both ends of the floor. The story of this game was Miami's constant pressure on the defensive end, as they bottled up Dwight Howard down low. James was an integral part of that, collapsing down on the double team while also having the speed and athleticism to recover to the three-point line against a notoriously good shooting team.

Howard was largely quiet, but finished with yet another double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Orlando shot just 36.5 percent from the floor and had another woeful offensive half, scoring just 31 points in the first 24 minutes. Orlando's struggles on the offensive end sealed a comfortable win for Miami, which was capitalized with yet another set of highlight dunks from James and Wade.

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Magic Vs. Heat Score Update: Dwyane Wade Leads Miami To 12-Point Halftime Lead Over Orlando

After one half at American Airlines Arena, the Miami Heat lead the Orlando Magic 43-31 in a Sunday afternoon national showcase. Miami jumped out to a an early ten-point lead in the first quarter before Orlando mounted a comeback and actually took a lead three minutes into the second quarter. The Heat then took control of the game over the final nine minutes of the second quarter for the 12-point lead at the break.

Dwyane Wade had a huge first quarter and led all scorers with 19 points in the first 24 minutes. Wade dominated the first quarter with an array of highlights, including two monster alley-oop dunks from LeBron James. James finished the half with nine points, six rebounds, and four assists and helped close out the half for Miami on a 19-4 run.

Orlando had another brutal offensive quarter, scoring just 12 points in the second. The Magic had one streak of three-pointers but that was it for offensive rhythm. Dwight Howard was held relatively in check and scored just six points while grabbing five rebounds.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on Miami, visit SB Nation's Heat blog, Peninsula Is Mightier. For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Magic, visit Orlando Pinstriped Post, SB Nation's Magic blog. For news and notes from around the league, be sure to follow SB Nation's NBA hub.

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Orlando Magic Visit Miami Heat: Injury Report And Starting Lineups

Magic:

Injuries:

Guard J.J. Redick had a problem with his back, but has not missed any time since missing practice on Tuesday. Forward Hedo Turkoglu looks fully recovered from his bruised knee.

Starting Lineup: (PPG, RPG, APG, SPG, BPG)

  • Point guard - Jameer Nelson (9.2, 2.8, 5.3, 0.6, 0.1)

    Shooting guard - Jason Richardson (12.2, 3.2, 2.0, 1.0, 0.4)

  • Small forward - Hedo Turkoglu (11.8, 3.9, 4.7, 0.8, 0.2)

  • Power forward - Ryan Anderson (16.8, 7.2, 0.9, 0.8, 0.2)

  • Center - Dwight Howard (20.3, 15.3, 1.9, 1.4, 2.2)

Key off the bench:

J.J. Reddick is averaging 11 points off the bench, and is hitting 42% of his three-point attempts this season.

Heat:

Injuries:

Backup center Dexter Pittman has missed the past three games with a bruised left shoulder and is listed day-to-day. Mario Chalmers bruised his left hand earlier this week but is not expected to miss any playing time.

Starting Lineup: (PPG, RPG, APG, SPG, BPG)

Point guard - Mario Chalmers (11.1, 2.5, 3.6, 1.3, 0.2)

Shooting guard - Dwyane Wade (21.9, 4.3, 4.7. 1.6, 1.4)

Small forward - LeBron James (28.0, 8.1, 6.7, 1.7, 0.7)

Power forward - Chris Bosh (18.5, 8.3, 2.1, 0.9, 0.8)

Center - Joel Anthony (3.3, 4.2, 0.2, 0.5, 1.0)

Key off the bench:

Udonis Haslem is averaging six point and eight rebounds off the bench, and with eight rebounds in tonight's game will pass center Rony Seikaly as the Miami Heat's second all-time leading rebounder, behind Alonzo Mourning.

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Orlando Magic Visit Miami Heat: Facts And Figures

Common Thread:

Heat forward Juwan Howard played 81 games during the 2003-04 season with the Magic. He averaged 17 points, seven rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes per game.

Heat forward Mike Miller spent 194 gamers over his first three NBA seasons with the Magic, averaging 14 points, five rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes per game.

Magic guard Quentin Richardson played 76 games for Miami in 2009-10, averaging nine points and five rebounds in 27 minutes per game.

Team Milestones:

Heat:

Chris Bosh will move into 18th with his next free throw, passing Sherman Douglas with 514.

James Jones needs one more three pointer to move past James Posey into 13th all-time, with 215.

With seven rebounds, Joel Anthony moves into 19th all-time, passing Michael Beasley and Jamal Mashburn with 943.

Eight more rebounds and Udonis Haslem will pass Rony Seikaly into second all-time, with 4,545.

Magic:

With 13 field goals, Hedo Turkoglu moves into sixth all-time, passing Dennis Scott with 2,422. Five more steals will move him past Bo Outlaw into ninth, with 402. Two more blocks will move him past Rashard Lewis, with 128 into 17th.

Eight more three pointers will move Ryan Anderson past Keith Bogans into 13th place all-time, with 311.

JJ Reddick will pass Afernee Hardaway into 10th all-time with his next three-pointer, his 367th.

Jameer Nelson needs three more free throws to move into ninth on the all-time list, past Donald Royal with 873.

Team Leaders:

Heat:

PPG:

LeBron James - 28.0

Dwyane Wade - 21.9

Chris Bosh - 18.5

RPG:

Chris Bosh - 8.3

Udonis Haslem - 8.2

LeBron James - 8.1

APG:

LeBron James - 6.7

Dwyane Wade - 4.7

Mario Chalmers - 3.6

SPG:

LeBron James - 1.7

Dwyane Wade - 1.6

Mario Chalmers - 1.3

BPG:

Dwyane Wade - 1.4

Joel Anthony - 1.0

Chris Bosh - 0.8

Magic:

PPG:

Dwight Howard - 20.3

Ryan Anderson - 16.8

Jason Richardson - 12.2

RPG:

Dwight Howard - 15.3

Ryan Anderson - 7.2

Glen Davis - 4.6

APG:

Jameer Nelson - 5.3

Hedo Turkoglu - 4.7

Chris Duhon - 2.8

SPG:

Dwight Howard - 1.4

Jason RIchardson - 1.0

Hedo Turkoglu - 0.8

BPG:

Dwight Howard - 2.2

Earl Clark - 0.8

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Orlando Magic Visit Miami Heat: Game 32 Preview

The Heat come in winners of five straight road blowout wins, and haven't lost since last facing the Magic, who are riding a four game winning streak of their own.

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