James scored 22 points, grabbed nine boards and handed out seven assists for Miami. Wade, who had 27 points, made nine of 16 shots and nine of 10 free throws to help the Heat survive.

``I’m a little more disappointed in my defensive effort because their two best players had great games at the wing positions,’’ Afflalo said. ``Moving forward, what’s on my mind right now is just taking more pride in our defense.’’

Saturday night’s game was the start of arguably the Magic’s toughest stretch of games of the season. Orlando is back in action on Sunday night at the Amway Center against the Phoenix Suns. After flying to Atlanta on Monday, the Magic will take on the Hawks on Tuesday. Orlando then hosts Philadelphia (Wednesday) and San Antonio (Friday). Then, after two days off, Orlando embarks on a six-game trip that will cover all or parts of 12 days.



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