The defending champions visit the Magic tonight in a battle of Florida squads. Our 3-on-3 crew weighs in. 1. Fact or Fiction: 3-point D bigger Heat issue than boards.
ORLANDO -- Word around the NBA is that the Indiana Pacers have commanded the Miami Heat's full attention.That was certainly the case Wednesday night.
Magic coach Stan Van Gundy joined the Dan Le Batard show on Monday. Although Van Gundy has fired a couple of salvos in the Heat's direction this past season, he has been more critical of the media's intensive coverage of the team.
MIAMI – Now 56 games into their season, the Heat have a sterling record but a bit of an unsteady reputation.They came out of the All-Star Break with the third-best record in the league, right on the heels of the Celtics for the top mark in the Eastern Conference.
If you're the Magic this morning, you have to be a little bit frustrated, as Kevin Arnovitz explains:
ORLANDO -- The lanes have been reversed on the Florida turnpike.A series that the Orlando Magic have dominated in recent years has shifted back into the hands of the Miami Heat.
ORLANDO –- It would be great fun if the Magic and the Heat would fully embrace their potential rivalry and immerse themselves in trash talk, hard fouls and gratuitous gloating.
Taking advantage of Orlando's thin front lineMagic starting power forward Brandon Bass sprained his left ankle in Monday's game against Memphis, an injury that will keep him out of Thursday night's game against Miami.
Stan Van Gundy tells our friend Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel that the Magic don't need the Heat in town to sell out Amway Center in Orlando and that the Heat are "pretty impressed with themselves.
Reports indicate that the Magic have upended their roster in two separate deals with Phoenix and Washington, acquiring Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu, Gilbert Arenas and Earl Clark while sending out Vince Carter, Rashard Lewis, Mickael Pietrus, Marcin Gortat, a 2011 first-round pick and a few shekels.