The Miami Heat (33-11) got revenge for their Tuesday night loss to the Orlando Magic (29-17) by winning 91-81 in Miami. For the Heat, Chris Bosh led the way in the first half and Dwyane Wade capped the game off with 14 points in the 4th quarter. For the Heat, this evens the season series with the Magic and moves them to 2.5 games within the Chicago Bulls for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
LeBron James, who had a poor shooting night of 4-14, had 14 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 steals. It seemed as if he let Bosh and Wade do the scoring, while he did the rest. Wade had a great game with 31 points and Bosh had 23 points on 9-13 shooting. This marks the first time in a couple of games since Bosh has had a very big impact on the game. Miami is 15-2 when Bosh is in double figures going into the half.
For Orlando, their defense was absent in the first half. Miami was able to control Dwight Howard, who had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Compared to the 20-20s he had against the Heat previously, this is a great job. Jameer Nelson , Jason Richardson, and Quentin Richardson chipped in with 13, 12, and 15 points each, but that just wasn’t enough. Nelson was injured when he got poked in the first half, but later returned.
The Heat did a great job of controlling the post and spreading the ball around. They fought from the start and played like a championship team. If the Big Three can play like that consistently, they will be unstoppable.