The Orlando Magic were able to rebound from their blowout loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday. Early on, it looked like the Heat were on their way to another pounding of the Magic after leading in the first quarter 27-17. By halftime, the Heat were able to expand their lead by two more points, taking a 54-42 lead into halftime. Whether it was an inspiration speech by Stan Van Gundy or just something clicked, the Magic were able to battle back in the second half.
In the second half, the Magic were able to go on a big run and tie the basketball game. Shortly there after, the Magic were able to take the lead from the Heat. In the fourth quarter, the Magic kept their pedal on the gas and pulled a way a bit, but the Heat pulled it back close. In the end thanks to the second half rally, the Magic were able to cool the Heat, 104-100.
After a poor debut for the Magic, Glen Davis was able to lead the Magic in scoring with 18 points and five rebounds off the bench. Point guard Jameer Nelson pulled a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists on the night, while center Dwight Howard put down 15 points with nine rebounds.
Despite getting 27 points from LeBron James and 21 points from Dwyane Wade, the Heat just couldn't overcome the Magic's second half resurgence. The Heat didn't get much help elsewhere, as James and Wade combined for nearly half the Heat's total points. Chris Bosh, the other part of the "Big Three" hauled in just seven points and seven rebounds.