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Game Preview: Heat take on Orlando in important matchup

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The Heat take on their Florida rival tonight in a matchup that has serious postseason implications.

NBA: Miami Heat at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Game Story:

The Heat has to win this game. With the Magic nipping at their heels in the playoff race, they really have no other choice. Miami has a harder schedule ahead, but have been fierce competitors as of late...but so have the Magic.

The positive? Miami is facing Orlando on the back end of back-to-back. The Heat are losing the season series 2-1 right now, and need to make some distance.

Miami will also be retiring Chris Bosh’s jersey tonight, so this is definitely one to tune into.

Probable Starters:

Heat: Josh Richardson, Dion Waiters, Derrick Jones Jr, Kelly Olynyk, Bam Adebayo

Magic: Jonathan Isaac, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vučević, Evan Fournier, D.J. Augustin

Broadcast Info:

Tip-Off: 7:30 PM

TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, John Crotty, Jason Jackson)

Radio: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis, Ruth Riley Hunter)

Spanish Radio: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)