National Basketball Association
Miami 90, Orlando 78
When: 3:30 PM ET, Sunday, February 19, 2012
HEAT 90, MAGIC 78
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
#55 Bill Kennedy, #29 Mark Lindsay, #71 Rodney Mott
: LeBron James had 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists as host Miami avenged an earlier loss to Orlando with a dominant performance Sunday afternoon.
James shot 9 of 14 from the field and added a pair of steals for the Heat, who won their sixth in a row while improving to 13-2 at home. It evened the head-to-head series at a game apiece after the Magic won by 13 in Orlando earlier this month.
Dwight Howard's 12 points and 15 rebounds paced the Magic, who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end in the opener of a five-game road trip. J.J. Redick added 17 points on the strength of five 3-pointers.
Dwyane Wade's 19 points lifted the Heat to a 43-31 halftime lead, aided by a 19-4 Miami run to end the second quarter. James had just nine at the break but added 10 in the pivotal third quarter, including a tough driving layup with 4:39 remaining that put the Heat up by 14.
Orlando closed to within single digits with less than two minutes remaining in the frame, but Shane Battier knocked down a late 3-pointer and Udonis Haslem added a long jumper at the buzzer as Miami enjoyed a 70-54 advantage entering the fourth.
Bosh knocked down a long jumper with eight minutes remaining to extend the lead to 20, and the Magic never challenged again.
Wade led the Heat with 27 points while Bosh added eight points and nine rebounds.GAME NOTEBOOK
: Former President Bill Clinton was given a standing ovation by the American Airlines Arena crowd when introduced during a timeout. Clinton was presented with a Miami Heat No. 42 jersey in honor of serving as the 42nd president. ... Wade added two steals and three blocks. ... Howard shot just 2 for 10 from the free-throw line. ... All six of Miami's wins during its current streak have been by double digits.
Top Game Performances
J.J. Redick 17
Dwyane Wade 27
Jameer Nelson 4
LeBron James 8
Dwight Howard 15
LeBron James 11
Glen Davis 6
||Free Throws Made
LeBron James 6
Ryan Anderson 1
Udonis Haslem 2
Glen Davis 1
Dwyane Wade 3
Team Stats Summary
Miami will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Heat have a W/L % of .792 after a win and .750 after a loss.
Orlando will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Magic have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .727 after a loss.