Butler, Heat to visit Banchero, Magic

February 11, 2023 GMT

Miami Heat (31-25, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (23-33, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Orlando plays Miami in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams.

The Magic are 3-7 against division opponents. Orlando ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference in rebounding averaging 42.8 rebounds. Paolo Banchero leads the Magic with 6.7 boards.

The Heat are 14-16 in conference matchups. Miami currently has the league’s worst offense, averaging 108.4 points per game.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Heat won the last matchup 110-105 on Jan. 28. Jimmy Butler scored 29 points to help lead the Heat to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Banchero is averaging 20 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Magic. Gary Harris is averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Orlando.


Butler is averaging 21.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.1 steals for the Heat. Max Strus is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 6-4, averaging 112.5 points, 42.8 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 8.2 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.9 points per game.

Heat: 6-4, averaging 104.7 points, 41.5 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 8.8 steals and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.5 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Gary Harris: day to day (adductor), Chuma Okeke: out (knee).

Heat: Victor Oladipo: day to day (ankle), Kyle Lowry: out (knee), Nikola Jovic: out (back), Omer Yurtseven: out (ankle), Duncan Robinson: out (finger), Udonis Haslem: day to day (personal reasons).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.