ORLANDO MAGIC VS. MIAMI HEAT


GameNight Specifics
NBA Coverage: Game Info
Date: Tuesday, March 13
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Amway Center (ORLANDO, FL)
Radio: FM 96.5 and AM 580 WDBO, AM 1270 WRLZ
Television: FS Florida, NBA TV



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TEAM
PG
SG
C
PF
SF
R
HEAT
Mario Chalmers

Dwyane Wade

Joel Anthony

Chris Bosh

LeBron James

Shane Battier
MAGIC
Jameer Nelson

J.J. Redick

Dwight Howard

Ryan Anderson

Hedo Turkoglu

Glen Davis





















PREGAME INFO


Recent Results: The Magic and Heat are even when it comes to win-losses this season as each team has prevailed on their home turf.

Feb. 8: Dwight Howard recorded 25 points and 24 rebounds and Ryan Anderson poured in 27 points and 11 boards as the Magic thrashed the Heat at Amway Center.

Feb. 19: The Magic couldn’t get into much of an offensive rhythm as both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade enjoyed spectacular performances in a Miami win.

Key Matchup: Ryan Anderson vs. Chris Bosh

It seems that every time he is matched up against one of the other elite power forwards in the league, Anderson is motivated to deliver a breakout performance. Against Bosh on Feb. 8, Anderson had one of his best games of the season with 27 points and 11 rebounds. He has also played extremely well against other top notch forwards including David West and Amar’e Stoudemire.

Instant Analysis: Since the Magic and Heat will place twice this week, this will be a optimal opportunity for Orlando to see how it stacks up against its familiar foes from the south. Depending on how the final playoffs seeds turn out, it’s very possible that the Magic and Heat could play each other in either the conference semifinals or conference finals. As a result, it’s essential for the Magic to carry some momentum against their Sunshine State rivals should the two clubs square off in a seven-game series.

Other Notables: The Magic have won nine of the last 11 meetings at home against the Heat and eight of their last 12 games in Miami.




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