Heat Win 2nd Straight- Defeat Magic 91-81

Mar. 1, 2012; Portland, OR, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) has some words with an official during the second quarter of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

After falling short in an overtime thriller earlier in the week , the Miami Heat looked to seek revenge against the Orlando Magic on Sunday.

Chris Bosh, who had been shooting just 33% in his last 5 games, got off to a fast start hitting his first 6 shots and scoring 18 1st half points.

For the second game in a row the Heat relinquished an early lead. Once up by as many as 13, Miami found themselves trailing midway through the 3rd quarter.

The Heat were able to recapture the lead and never looked back after a Mario Chalmers three-pointer with 4:34 seconds left in the 3rd quarter

Dwyane Wade got hot in the 4th quarter, scoring 14 points in the final period and leading the Heat down the stretch. He finished with a game high 31 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists on an efficient 13-25 shooting.

Lebron James had a double double through 3 quarters, but struggled with his shot throughout. He went just 4-14 for the game but rounded out a nice stat line as usual with 14 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals.

Chris Bosh dominated early and was able to break out of a shooting funk tonight, finishing with 23 points and 7 rebounds going 9-14 for the game.

Despite getting minimal offensive help from their bench, Miami dominated on the defensive end, holding Orlando to just 44 2nd half points. They were just as impressive on the glass, out-rebounding Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic 42-36.

They will look to extend their winning streak to 3 on Tuesday when they host the Phoenix Suns.

Game Notes

  • Dwyane Wade came into tonight’s game with the 2nd highest career average (28.6) against the Magic, behind only Michael Jordan.
  • Miami is now 2-2 against the Magic this season
  • The Big 3 scored 68 points
  • Orlando outscored Miami in bench points 31-13
  • Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh scored 54 of Miami’s 91 points
  • Miami held Orlando to 39% shooting for the game
  • Lebron James scored in double digits for his 400th straight regular season game
  • The Heat are now 15-2 when Bosh is in double digits by halftime
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