Magic to try to pull upset against Shaq, DWade, Miami
DWade leads the Heat, averaging 27.5 ppg on 49.7% shooting. He also averages 6.8 assists and 5.8 rebounds. Shaq is averaging 20.4 ppg on 59.8% shooting, along with 9.2 rebounds. Jason Williams (12.4 ppg) is resting his injured knee and will not play. Antoine Walker (11.8 ppg) is the only other Heat player to average in double figures. For the Magic, hopefully HTurkoglu will feel well enough to play, as he took a nasty tumble at the end of the DET game as the players were fighting for a rebound.
MIA averages 100.3 ppg and allows 96 ppg. The Magic average 94.6 ppg, while allowing 96.3. MIA is only 2-3 in its last 5 games, but have beaten the Magic 5 straight in MIA. The Magic have beaten DAL and DET in the last week; adding MIA to that list will be very tough, but it can be done. MIA is a 7 pt favorite (www.pinnaclesports.com).