Magic Vs. Heat: Miami Rolls To 90-78 Win

Dwyane Wade scored 27 points and LeBron James added 25 as the Heat cruised to a 90-78 win over the Magic on Sunday afternoon.

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Magic Vs. Heat Final Score: Miami Rolls, 90-78

The Miami Heat extended their winning streak to six games and built on their NBA-best record with a 90-78 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday that included blazing start and a fantastic final three quarters.

The Heat burst from the gate on an 18-8 run, with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade accounting for all but two of those points. They then turned on the jets in the second quarter and beyond, building a lead that stretched to 20 points at junctures in the fourth quarter before the Magic closed in garbage time. Still, James's 25 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists and Wade's 27 points to lead all scorers helped the Heat cruise to a sixth straight win by double digits.

The Magic struggled on offense, shooting 36.5 percent from the field, and J.J. Redick was Orlando's leading scorer with 17 points despite not scoring in the fourth quarter. Dwight Howard finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds, but made just two of his 10 free throws.

For news and info on these two teams, visit Heat blog Peninsula Is Mightier and Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post.

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Magic Vs. Heat Score: Miami Pulling Away Behind Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

The Miami Heat are doing a number on the Orlando Magic in the resumption of their Sunshine State rivalry in Miami. After three quarters, the Heat lead, 70-54.

The usual suspects are leading the Heat, of course: Dwyane Wade has 25 points and LeBron James has added 19 points. LeBron is also threatening a triple-double with 10 rebounds and eight assists. They're the only two Heat players in double digits, but they've been able to help Miami build a huge lead because of their defense.

The Heat haven't locked down on every Magic shooter — J.J. Redick has made five threes and leads Orlando with 17 points — but they've limited the sharpshooting Magic from behind the arc and have produced 11 Orlando turnovers. And Dwight Howard, despite already having a double-double, has been a relative non-factor, scoring just 11 points through three periods.

For news and info on these two teams, visit Heat blog Peninsula is Mightier and Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post.

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VIDEO: LeBron James Takes Out Two Kids In First Row

Oh man. These poor kids had excellent seats, which is great, but also saw the hazards of being so near to the floor. Two young children sitting in courtside seats got a face full of LeBron James on Sunday as he went to block a shot, missed and landed in the first row.

First, the description:

Next, the video:

Finally, the GIF. (You might want to save this for future use.):

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The kids were fine and, as you can see in the video above, LeBron came over to make sure all was well. Still, it's got to hurt to get a face full of LeBron's backside as he comes flying into the front row.

For news and info on these two teams, visit Heat blog Peninsula is Mightier and Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post.

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Magic Vs. Heat Halftime: Dwyane Wade Goes Off, Miami Up 43-31

Dwyane Wade is feeling it. The Heat guard has 19 points in the first half, leading Miami to a 43-31 lead against the Magic. His shots led to lots of awesome GIFs, which we'll get to later.

While Wade has provided the offense, Miami's defense is getting it done, too. The Magic are missing shots, shooting just 28.6 percent (12-for-42) in the first half and misfiring from range, too: they're 31 percent (6-for-19) from three-point land.

J.J. Reddick leads Orlando with 11 points, while Dwight Howard has been relatively quiet. He finished the half with six points and five rebounds.

But back to Wade, the star of the show (so far). Watch D-Wade doing D-Wade things:

• Dwyane Wade cannot believe that he made this shot. Everyone's face is funny.

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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade do another one of those neat half-court alley-oop things!

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• You cannot stop Dwyane Wade. You cannot even hope to contain him. Wrap up, Dwight!


The Magic might want to borrow a Dwyane Wade classic for their own: "Get! Me! Outta here!"

Get the latest updates and video highlights from this game in our Magic vs. Heat stream.

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Magic Vs. Heat: Jason Richardson Doesn't Start Due To Chest Injury

Jason Richardson did not start for the Orlando Magic against the Miami Heat on Sunday due to an undisclosed chest injury, the team announced on Twitter. It's not clear what's causing him pain, but it's apparently not considered serious as he's still at the arena, according to the Associated Press.

Richardson has started all 26 games that he's appeared in this year, averaging 12.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He's been hot lately, though, averaging 16.3 points in February after averaging just 9.6 the previous month. Richardson missed three games in January with a bone bruise in his left knee.

J.J. Redick started in Richardson's place on Sunday. He's currently leading the Magic with 11 points with two minutes left in the first half, but Orlando still trails 38-29.

For news and info on these two teams, visit Heat blog Peninsula is Mightier and Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post.

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Magic Vs. Heat: Schedule, TV Info And More

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Heat host the Orlando Magic Sunday afternoon in a matchup of Eastern Conference powerhouses.

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Magic Vs. Heat: Southeast Division Rivals Meet For A Sunday In South Beach

LeBron James and the Miami Heat, winners of their last five by an average of 18.8 points, will host Dwight Howard and the Magic, winners of eight of their last 10, Sunday afternoon.

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