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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Shaq, Penny, return to ORL tonight with Heat

The Magic (11-3, 2-4 home) take on struggling MIA (3-9, 2-4 road) tonight, as both teams are coming off wins FRI night; the Heat with their most impressive win of the season 98-91 over HOU, as Dwyane Wade scored 31 pts and Shaquille O'Neal added 26 pts, 14 rebs.

The probable starting lineup for MIA:

G... Jason Williams (8.6 ppg, 5.7 asts)
G... Dwyane Wade (21.2 ppg, 6 asts)
C... Shaquille O'Neal (16.3 ppg, 7.7 rebs)
F... Ricky Davis (14.8 ppg)
F... Udonis Haslem (12.6 ppg, 9.5 rebs)

Top reserves: Alonzo Mourning (5.7 ppg); Penny Hardaway (4.8 ppg); Smush Parker (4.5 ppg); Mark Blount (3.9 ppg)

Last season, the Magic defeated the Heat in all four games, holding the Heat to an average of just 80 ppg; however, the Heat was without O'Neal and Wade in three of those four games. The Heat are playing better with Wade back, and Shaq has improved his game also. Stan Van Gundy will be coaching his first game against his old team. Magic are 7 pt favorites.

1 Comments:

  • At 3:13 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    The Heat are playing better since DWade returned; he had to take a verbal shot at Shaq, as a result, Shaq has played two outstanding games in a row.

    However, Dwight is playing out of this world right now, and won't be intimidated by Shaq in the least.

    The 2006 World Champs are now just "chumps" (as OVERWADED likes to call them); I look for the Magic to pick up their outside shooting tonight and, along with another big game from Howard, will beat the Heat by... I'll say 11 pts.

     

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