The Miami Heat had no trouble knocking down shots in this one, going 40-74 (54.1%) from the field and 24-31 (77.4%) at the free throw line, in a 110-94 win over the Orlando Magic. Miami (25-8) has now won eight of their last 10 games.
Dwyane Wade put up 20 points on 8-15 shooting from the field and 4-5 from the free throw line. Miami also got solid performances from Chris Bosh with 20 points and 6 rebounds, and LeBron James with 15 points and 8 rebounds. On 7-11 shooting, including 5-8 from behind the arc, Jameer Nelson put up 21 points for Orlando in the loss. Tobias Harris contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds, Arron Afflalo finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds, and Victor Oladipo put up 16 points and 6 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 58.1%, the Heat posted a FTA rate of 41.9. This season, they are 10-2 when they exceed 55% and 35.0 in those respective metrics. Conversely, the Magic are winless (0-2) when allowing their opponents to hit those marks.
Orlando (10-23) has now dropped their last three straight contests.
Coming up next, the Heat play the Toronto Raptors, who are 16-15 on the year. The Magic meet the Los Angeles Clippers, currently 23-13 this season. The Heat came away with a win in two straight games against Toronto. The Magic are 1-0 versus Los Angeles this season.