Orlando takes road win streak into matchup with Miami

Mon, Feb 5, 2024
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Orlando takes road win streak into matchup with Miami

Orlando Magic (27-23, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (26-24, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Orlando visits Miami trying to extend its three-game road winning streak.

The Heat are 19-15 in conference games. Miami is fifth in the Eastern Conference at limiting opponent scoring, giving up just 111.2 points while holding opponents to 47.5% shooting.

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The Magic are 18-13 against Eastern Conference opponents. Orlando ranks eighth in the league scoring 52.6 points per game in the paint led by Franz Wagner averaging 11.7.

The Heat are shooting 46.0% from the field this season, 1.6 percentage points lower than the 47.6% the Magic allow to opponents. The Magic average 111.6 points per game, 0.4 more than the 111.2 the Heat allow.

The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Magic won the last matchup 105-87 on Jan. 21, with Paolo Banchero scoring 20 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jimmy Butler is shooting 49.9% and averaging 21.5 points for the Heat. Bam Adebayo is averaging 16.3 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

Banchero is scoring 23.0 points per game with 6.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Magic. Wagner is averaging 16.3 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 50.0% over the last 10 games for Orlando.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 2-8, averaging 103.2 points, 42.7 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 6.3 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 43.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.7 points per game.

Magic: 5-5, averaging 109.2 points, 39.3 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 8.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.2 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Duncan Robinson: out (concussion), Tyler Herro: out (headache), Dru Smith: out for season (knee).

Magic: None listed.

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

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