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NBA scores: Heat, Magic coming off losses

The Miami Heat and Orlando Magic will be trying to bounce back from losses when they next take the court.

Rob Carr

The Orlando Magic fell 87-81 to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, dropping their record to 7-11. Orlando was coming off a 102-94 win over Golden State on Monday. The Magic are fourth in the Southeast Division, a half game behind third-place Charlotte, who also lost on Wednesday night.

The Miami Heat lost 105-101 to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night, though they remain in control of the Southeast at 12-4 overall. The Heat have won seven of their last 10 games.

In other NBA action over the last few days, the Los Angeles Clippers edged Utah, 105-104, on Monday; Oklahoma City picked up a 117-111 road win over Brooklyn Tuesday; Houston topped the struggling Lakers, 107-105, on Tuesday; and the New York Knicks beat Charlotte at the buzzer Wednesday, 100-98.

The Heat return to action Thursday night when they host the Knicks in a battle of first-place teams. The Magic face Sacramento on Friday.

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