This will not make the season highlight film for LeBron. He hoisted a series of out-of-sequence 3-pointers, including one that hit the side of the backboard. He buckled down in the second half, never coming out of game. In the end, he once again nearly had a triple-double.
Wade got his nose bloodied in the first quarter and it seemed to knock him off rhythm for the first half. Overall, he missed seven free throws, but got loose a few times on offense in the second half to help the Heat make a comeback and seal it with a steal and dunk.
This will not be a memorable moment of rebounding for Bosh, who had his fifth game this month with five rebounds or less. Meanwhile, Nikola Vucevic set a Magic single-game record with 29 rebounds. Bosh shot the ball very well and had a few big baskets late in regulation.
Sometimes teams look to bond out on the road, but from the time the schedule came out the Heat looked at a four-game trip this week to Charlotte, Detroit, Milwaukee and Orlando with dread. There were tweets about boredom and plenty of lackluster play. They barely eked out a 2-2 trip.
Missing three of their top six scorers and on a five-game losing streak over which they were embarrassed a few times, the Magic made a strong effort. Without Jameer Nelson, however, they really had trouble against the Heat pressure when the game got late as they had numerous penal turnovers.