Orlando 96, Miami 97

Date - Wednesday, March 6, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #16 David Guthrie, #32 Eddie F. Rush
Attendance - 20001

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 18 22 34 22 96
Miami 25 30 22 20 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 17-45 9-23 8-22 L1
Miami 45-14 27-3 18-11 W16

Recap


Heat 97, Magic 96:
LeBron James scored 26 points, including the game-winner with 3.2 seconds left, and Miami withstood a furious second-half comeback by visiting Orlando to extend its franchise-record winning streak to 16 games.

Chris Bosh made two free throws with 38 seconds left to cut Orlando’s lead to one, and the Magic missed two shots before James drove the lane for his game-winning layup. Dwyane Wade scored 24 points and Bosh had 17 points along with 10 rebounds.

Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 21 rebounds for the Magic, who trailed by 20 points early in the third quarter before using a 23-7 run to lead 86-81 with 8:29 to play. Jameer Nelson chipped in 16 points and 14 assists.

Miami escaped with its 12th consecutive home victory despite missing 12 of its last 13 3-point attempts and making one field goal in the final seven minutes. Guard Ray Allen missed seven of his eight shots and finished with five points.

Vucevic, who grabbed a franchise-record 29 rebounds in an overtime loss to Miami in December, made 11 of his 16 shots from the field before fouling out with 38 seconds to play. Tobias Harris scored 16 points off the bench for the Magic, who have lost 19 of their last 21 games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Orlando, which rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat New Orleans on Monday, failed to complete its second straight comeback despite holding Miami to 42 points in the second half. … James hit one 3-pointer and is one short of 1,000 for his career. …Miami was 27-of-31 from the foul line compared to 10-of-12 for Orlando.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Miami
Nikola Vucevic 25 Scoring LeBron James 26
Jameer Nelson 14 Assists Mario Chalmers 5
Nikola Vucevic 21 Rebounds Chris Bosh 10
Arron Afflalo 3 Free Throws Made LeBron James 11
Moe Harkless 3 Steals Dwyane Wade 4
Moe Harkless 2 Blocks Chris Bosh 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 96 44.9 6-28 10-12 26 45 3 10 18
Miami 97 43.2 6-28 27-31 20 33 7 11 16

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Heat have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Magic have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .244 after a loss.