NBA GAMETHREAD: Miami HEAT (15-12) @ Orlando Magic (16-9)

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Injury Report

Miami Heat:

  • RJ Hampton (G League) — OUT
  • Cole Swider (G League) — OUT
  • Jimmy Butler (calf) — OUT
  • Kevin Love (illness) — OUT
  • Dru Smith (knee) — OUT

Orlando Magic:

  • Joe Ingles (ankle) — Questionable
  • Jett Howard (G League) — Questionable
  • Markelle Fultz (knee) — OUT
  • Kevon Harris (coach’s decision) — OUT
  • Trevelin Queen (G League) — OUT

Starting 5:

Miami Heat:

  • Kyle Lowry, G
  • Tyler Herro, G
  • Jaime Jaquez Jr., F
  • Caleb Martin, F
  • Bam Adebayo, C

Orlando Magic:

  • Anthony Black, G
  • Jalen Suggs, G
  • Franz Wagner, F
  • Paolo Banchero, F
  • Wendell Carter Jr., C

Broadcast Info:

  • Tipoff: 7:00 PM EST
  • TV: Bally Sports Sun (Eric Reid, John Crotty)
  • Radio: AM 560 Sports WQAM & The HEAT Radio Network (Jason Jackson)
  • Spanish Radio: WAQI 710 AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda)
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heat for life

This season, the Heat are apparently eyeing to acquire Gordon Hayward through a trade, as revealed by Sean Deveney via Dru on Twitter.Does hayward make your toes tingle sunman.hed be a nice addition for second team scoring

SunManFromDogBone

He’s injury prone. From 2018-2019 through 2022-2023 he averaged less than 49 games a season due to injury. If he’s bought out or waived I would take him. Only player you can trade would be Lowry. We need a starting point guard, like Cole Anthony or Coby White or a PF more than another SF,

heat for life

just was cruising internet saw this sunman .coby white no way were getting him,cole anthony doubt it although they have skuggs who was awful tonight.if char really fades rozier would be on my radar list.i think chi gonna play it out they beat phily the other night .if not im knocking on their door big time.a decent pg that is not needed is quickley from the knicks.he could be in play for maybe duncan or caleb.

heat for life

the heat have a better team this year jjj jrich.bost added jrue porz.phily axed the beard.milw has the best player in the world.cant wait for the playoffs

ManilaHeat

“Heat better this yr…” Nice to hear that from you 😁
Those top 3 in the east Im guessing one team will falter by seasons end as it gets more competitive. And I’m really hoping for a top 5 finish for us

heat for life

rothstein keeps it real crotty and reid get paid to much $$ to be critical

Reality Czech

I’ve consistently heard them be critical when the team makes mistakes. Both have been harping on this 4th quarter problem for a while now. Conversely, they are quick to praise opposing players when they deserve it. Homers? Of course. Fair? Absolutely!

heat for life

u cant listen to heat commnetators they are paid by the heat.if u want true analysis listen to hfl i keep it real and am not bias

Reality Czech

The joke of the year

heat for life

analysis for hfl is real praises criticizes when called for.crotty e reid all praise very little crfiticism.if u cant say dunc is not a good defender which they cant u need your info from hfl and thats not a joke.after watching all the teams i would say that dunc is one of the worse defensive player in nba.sorry rc thats a fact

Reality Czech

Except that he’s not, sorry hfl. You’re one of the most biased, opinionated people I’ve ever encountered. And having those opinions is perfectly fine. But that’s what they are – opinions.

Reality Czech

You may want to check your facts which, of course, are often your opinion based on no facts whatsoever. According to Statmuse, Duncan isn’t even among the 25 worst in defensive rating this season. Names on the list include Miller (worst at 124.4), Poole, Young, Hayward, Hield, Hunter, Bey, and many many others. Keldon Johnson is #25 with a rating of 119.3. I can’t see more without subscribing. Duncan is at 118.8. So, as usual, you’re talking out of your you know what when you say ‘that’s a fact’. And that IS a fact, lol.

heat for life

if u have a dwade type player those leads usually never wilter down.need a bucket getter jimmys not it anymore

heat for life

reg season to long,need to cut some games off. keep these guys healthy for the real season64 games enough. pounding they take running on hard floor catches up to u.need ty and jim 100% for playoffs

Reality Czech

I don’t want a shorter season. No way! That would mean at least another month of no basketball in the offseason. When the season ends, I look forward to anything basketball, the draft, summer league, trades, camp, pre season. It’s already too long for me from end of regular season to first game of the new season.

heat for life

ok rc thought u were a football guy to,ok keep it at 82 games then.baseball?

Reality Czech

More of a football Dolphins fan. Such an exciting team this year. Unlike the Heat, they have elite players in multiple positions. I became a fan about 1970, whenever they picked up Paul Warfield. He was one of my all time favorite receivers. I’ve been a fan ever since, even though they haven’t won in 50 very long years.

heat for life

#42 great wr didnt catch that many passes they were so dominant on the ground.22 football players lot more to be elite.yeah there pretty loaded but like the heat they have problems beating the good teams.dallas balt buff big tests

heat for life

we know we are a good team can we beat bost phily milw in playoffs.pats gonna have to bring in a jru holiday or brook lopez type player to beat those teams

ManilaHeat

Yes we can beat them in post season.

heat for life

denver? no

Big_guy305

Really good win! Say what you want about the magic, but they’re a good team. They’re 4th in east for a reason. We still gotta be better in 4th though, spo gotta figure that out. 7 players in double figures, so good win against a good team without Jimmy, and love.

Last edited 2 months ago by Big_guy305
Reality Czech

Yes, as also noted, they had won 9 in a row at home coming into the game.

Big_guy305

The win feels even better, once you said that.

Bout30man

They are good. And we caught them on a cold night. But, can’t take anything away from a Heat team without Jimmy. Much more to be happy about than not.

Big_guy305

Definitely agree with you on everything, now we can sleep good tonight.

heat for life

tys voice doesnt make sense.

Reality Czech

Bad 4th, good win.

heat for life

a ws a w

Reality Czech

No sh-t Sherlock. I’m always happy with a win, but these 4th quarter meltdowns are a serious problem.

heat for life

dont have a superstar that can takeover the way i see it.refer to anthony edwards last game

Reality Czech

Not a surprise – he was the #1 pick. The Heat just don’t lose enough to get most great players. Trading for them is possible, but difficult.

heat for life

warriors didnt have a real high pick steph clay dramond

Reality Czech

Pick #7 and 11. That’s higher than any of our 3 recent picks.

heat for life

get a yertseven rebound jeez

heat for life

human nature in bball always a to late 2qbn run at end of game by losing team

heat for life

coach gotta say play like scores 0 0

Reality Czech

Still a concern with these leads. Won’t matter tonight, but still a concern.

heat for life

they let up 24 pt lead

Reality Czech

Yes, that’s what I’m saying, it a legitimate concern.

Bout30man

Good thing there isn’t five more minutes. This win was significant, but there is something wrong with the Heat in the 4th.

Reality Czech

Absolutely. Really took their foot off the gas pedal.

Bout30man

I think it’s point guard position, don’t need another point guard necessariky, but another two way player, good ball handler, who can create own shot, an A- level type, a better player than anyone we have but Jimmy or Bam. That is what will fix this. Have to give up Duncan, ORob, and number one and number two to get that quality, but that is what we need.

Bout30man

We need a DeRozan, nothing less, to fix this, make us competitive vs Philly Boston, Milwaukee, best of the West.

heat for life

dunc orob get u joe harris.heats #1 pick gonna be to low.not attractive

Bout30man

You may be right. May have to give two #1’s. That’s a lot, but I think it’s necessary. Have to go all in for Jimmy. Otherwise, I’d rather get knocked out in round one or two than give up two #1s.

Reality Czech

DeRozan will be a free agent and the Bulls need to trade him or get nothing for him. Depends on what other teams are willing to give up.

heat for life

sounds like he likes chi town according to reports

ManilaHeat

Feel good win

ManilaHeat

Lol and then its down to 10

heat for life

games over manila no worries

Big_guy305

Smothering D

heat for life

bam jjj hh bermuda triangle there

heat for life

lets just this team vs phily bost milw,orlandos not going to be there at the end.

Reality Czech

Maybe, but this is a 16-9 team that’s won 9 in a row at home. A quality win.

heat for life

wheres swider man

Big_guy305

Let’s go heat!

Reality Czech

Jovic time!

Big_guy305

Cain time!

heat for life

syracuse so fla lol no thanks eric

Reality Czech

Not sure why you bring back Bam

Big_guy305

Bryant playing good tonight

heat for life

we had the mechanic heywrds a locksmith

ManilaHeat

5min left looking really good. Lets go Heat!!!

ManilaHeat

Wagner: he started it 😆

Bout30man

We can relax.

heat for life

u sure turtles not in there

Bout30man

Yes, nice to be able to enjoy a win.

heat for life

very few relaxing wins 30

heat for life

hh is so good defensively needs to be out there more

heat for life

boring game compared to minn bulls a yawner

Reality Czech

So stop watching

heat for life

no nfl panthers arent playing.just watch sports

Reality Czech

To Catch A Smuggler is on, you can go there

Big_guy305

We might get to see some Hampton tonight.

heat for life

hes hurt as usual

heat for life

cant remember an opponet shooting this bad versus us

heat for life

wow these guys really suk tonight

Reality Czech

That’s funny. I see it as the Heat playing well tonight, which they are.

Big_guy305

Duncan with 6 assists.

heat for life

where was this before.does a guy just automatically learn to do this,what do u think big.

Big_guy305

I think he has a good work ethic, with decent vision. But I think he put in work to get better at it, just like how he got better driving and handling.

Big_guy305

Cole Anthony the only consistent scorer for magic tonight.

heat for life

good d or bad shooting heat announcers such homers

Reality Czech

Heat have been good defensively all game

Big_guy305

Yes exactly, they’ve only been bad on defensive rebounding that’s it

ManilaHeat

Lol DWade kinda fakes. Bam and1 more pls

Big_guy305

Bam making them look dumb

Bout30man

Bam taking over.

Reality Czech

Excellent work by Bam

heat for life

dunc d yikes

Reality Czech

Bail out foul, thank you!

Bout30man

We need Lowry in there to keep us calm.

heat for life

youve been reading vagibugis posts to much 30

Big_guy305

We’re playing well without him .

heat for life

no jimmy not much bam up by 17 .

Reality Czech

Held the lead pretty well there, 22 down to 17, but fought well. The first 6 minutes of the 4th are critical.

ManilaHeat

Kept that lead. Still big but nothing’s safe until clock strike zeros. Lezzgo last quarter!

Big_guy305

Great 3rd quarter, now please no 4th quarter collapses.

Big_guy305

Duncan snuck in that layup

heat for life

beautiful drive

Big_guy305

We needed that score too!

heat for life

dunc hh doesnt need help what r u doing

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