Friday, March 4, 2011

Orlando Magic burned the Miami Heat

The big three of the Miami Heat was burned by the three-ball of the Orlando Magic. The Orlando Magic came back from a 24-point deficit in the third quarter with the help of their crazy shooting from outside the arc, 55.2% on 16-29.

Lebron James and Dwyane Wade dismantled the Magic in the first half with 47 points combined but could only muster 10 points after intermission.

And then Jason Richardson caught fire and was key to a 38-9 run that shifted the momentum back to the Magic and overcame the deficit. Richardson finished 9 of 14 from the field, including 6 of 8 on 3-pointers.

With the Heat down 99-96 with 8.0 seconds left, Chris Bosh had a chance to tie the game with a 3-pointer at the top of the key but missed. Mike Miller got the rebound and quickly kicked it out to an open Lebron James which missed the shot and Mike Bibby couldn't get the shot off in time.

The Miami Heat is now 14-16 against teams with a record of above 0.500 which signified that they are not yet one of the elite teams.

"It's a trend. We've had leads and we've let it go away. I'm not used to being on teams like that. So it's mind boggling." - Heat guard Dwyane Wade

PRichardson 24James 29
RBHoward 18James, Miller 6
ANelson 7Wade 5
SRichardson 2Wade 4
BHoward 5James, Dampier 2

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