Adebayo and the Heat visit conference foe Orlando

Sat, Jan 20, 2024
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Adebayo and the Heat visit conference foe Orlando

Miami Heat (24-18, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (22-20, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Bam Adebayo and the Miami Heat take on Paolo Banchero and the Orlando Magic in Eastern Conference action.

The Magic are 16-12 against Eastern Conference opponents. Orlando has an 11-17 record against opponents above .500.

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The Heat are 9-1 against the rest of their division. Miami is 6-2 in one-possession games.

The Magic are shooting 46.8% from the field this season, 0.5 percentage points lower than the 47.3% the Heat allow to opponents. The Heat are shooting 46.6% from the field, 0.8% lower than the 47.4% the Magic's opponents have shot this season.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Heat won 99-96 in the last meeting on Jan. 13. Duncan Robinson led the Heat with 23 points, and Banchero led the Magic with 25 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Banchero is scoring 22.7 points per game with 7.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Magic. Jalen Suggs is averaging 14.4 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 44.3% over the past 10 games for Orlando.

Jimmy Butler is scoring 21.3 points per game and averaging 5.0 rebounds for the Heat. Tyler Herro is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 3-7, averaging 108.8 points, 43.3 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 8.4 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.7 points per game.

Heat: 5-5, averaging 105.5 points, 42.1 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.9 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Gary Harris: out (calf), Franz Wagner: out (ankle).

Heat: Jaime Jaquez Jr.: out (groin), Dru Smith: out for season (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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