No Wade, No Shaq, No JWill for Heat makes for easy Magic win
DHoward led the way with 18 pts, 10 rebs; TBattie 12 pts, and HTurkoglu 11 pts. TAriza led the bench with 16 pts 10 rebs, including several highlight-reel drives to the basket. J.J. Redick scored a career-high 9 pts in 12 second-half minutes. KBogans, starting for GHill, added 9 pts. Jason Kapono led MIA with 15 pts (4 of 4 3 pt FG), and Dorell Wright added 12 pts.
The Magic (33 of 74, 44.6%) outscored MIA (23 of 67, 34.3%) from the field 70-53. The Magic shot 4 of 13 from 3 pt range, while the Heat shot 7 of 16. The Magic (27 of 33) had a big advantage at the FT line (MIA 15 of 17). The Magic dominated the boards 46-33. The Magic had their best AST/TO ratio of the season at 23-8, while MIA's was just 17-15. The Magic bench outscored the Heat bench 40-28.
Nice way to close out the calendar year for the Magic with a rare blow-out win. This was the Magic's first double-digit win since a 94-84 win at SEA on NOV 29th. Magic get two days off, then host the LA Clippers TUE night.