The Heat (25-7) beat the Orlando Magic (20-12) 90-78 on Sunday afternoon. It may have only been a 12 point win, but Miami dominated the entire game from the start. LeBron James had 25 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals, only 2 assists away from a triple-double, in 37 minutes of play. Dwyane Wade, in only 31 minutes, had 27 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 blocks. After the 1st quarter, this game was over.
Miami managed to shut down Dwight Howard and only 12 points. The Heat forced him to go to the free-throw line, where they know he struggles, and Howard only made 2-10 free throws. J.J. Redick had a big game, nailing three 3-pointers, but otherwise, the Heat shut down everyone on the Magic.
The Heat were on fire from the first quarter on. It may have been only a 12 point victory, but even Bill Clinton (attended the game courtside), knew that the Heat dominated the game. Wade scored 12 points in the first 7 minutes, including an amazing alley-oop from half-court sent by LeBron James. Wade shot over 50% from the field for the tenth game in a row, and credited it to taking high-percentage shots. The Heat as a team shot 47.5% from the field and never held back.
Miami is on fire and they have won six straight by 10 points or more. Don’t expect them to slow down against Sacramento on Tuesday night. Once again, the Heat’s stars got a ton of rest and will be ready to play the Kings at home. Don’t forget to come visit AllUCanHeat.com for our preview on the game.
P.S. Happy 32nd birthday to Mike Miller!