Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James drained a step-back jumper from
beyond the foul line with 15.1 seconds remaining to lift the Miami Heat to a
101-99 win over the Orlando Magic.
James ended with 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, as the Heat
completed the sweep of the home-and-home series. Miami dominated the Magic
120-92 on Wednesday.
Dwyane Wade totaled 27 points and Chris Bosh scored 15 in Miami's sixth
consecutive win since a Nov. 9 loss at home to Boston.
Power forward Glen Davis returned for the Magic and had 20 points in his
season debut. Davis hadn't played since breaking the fifth metatarsal in his
left foot on Jan. 30. He had two surgical procedures to correct the
Following James' jumper, the Magic had a great chance to tie the game. Arron
Afflalo drove to the basket, but Bosh came up with the block. Victor Oladipo
picked up the loose ball, but his open shot from the right baseline hit off
the rim and James corralled the rebound as time expired.
Afflalo had 18 points and seven rebounds. Oladipo scored 17, but the Magic
lost for the sixth time in seven games.
For someone playing his first game in 10 months, Davis played with plenty of
energy, diving for loose balls, rumbling down the lane and fighting for
rebounding position. He rebounded a missed Afflalo 3-point shot and drove down
the lane for a layup with 37.8 seconds left. Bosh committed a foul and Davis
completed the 3-point play to set the stage for the ending.
The Magic, who wasted a lead of six points in the final quarter, were up as
many as 16 in the first half. E'Twaun Moore's 3-pointer widened the gap to
45-29 with 3:50 left and the margin stood at 16 at the break. Afflalo knocked
down a 3-ball for a 55-39 halftime difference.
Norris Cole's jumper tied the game at 66 with 4:09 left in the third, but the
Magic held a 77-71 edge going to the fourth.
Miami has won seven straight against the Magic ... Nikola Vucevic had 11
points and nine rebounds for Orlando ... Miami has scored at least 100 points
in each of their first 13 games to start the season, the longest streak to
start a season in franchise history.
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