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.