NBA Game of the Day – 3/18/12 – Magic at Heat

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Orlando Magic at Miami Heat

3/18/12

7:00 PM Eastern time / 4:00 PM Pacific time

American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL

TV: ESPN (Directv 206)

Line: Miami Heat -8.5

2011-12 Records:

Orlando Magic: 29-16 (3rd Eastern conference)

Miami Heat: 32-11 (2nd Eastern conference)

Record vs. each other: Orlando Magic 2-1 over Miami Heat

Players of interest:

Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard

Miami Heat: Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh

Why you want to watch:

  • Magic beat the Heat in their last meeting in Orlando just 5 days ago, 104-98.
  • Dwight Howard scored 24 points and grabbed 25 rebounds in the last win over Miami.
  • The Miami Heat have won 12 straight at home. Miami’s last loss at home was a 91-82 loss to Milwaukee on January 22nd.
  • This game will be the last game of the 4 game season series between the two teams. Both teams have their respective home game.
  • Miami is 18-2 at home which is 2nd only to the Los Angeles Lakers 19-2 mark at home.

– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern”