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Miami puts road win streak on the line against Orlando

April 9, 2022 GMT

Miami Heat (53-28, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (21-60, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Miami will try to keep its three-game road win streak alive when the Heat face Orlando.

The Magic are 2-13 in division play. Orlando ranks eighth in the league with 35.1 defensive rebounds per game led by Wendell Carter Jr. averaging 8.2.

The Heat are 35-16 in Eastern Conference play. Miami scores 110.0 points while outscoring opponents by 4.7 points per game.

The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Heat won the last matchup 93-83 on Dec. 26. Jimmy Butler scored 17 points to help lead the Heat to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cole Anthony averages 2.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Magic, scoring 16.3 points while shooting 33.8% from beyond the arc. Franz Wagner is averaging 15.2 points over the past 10 games for Orlando.

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Kyle Lowry is averaging 13.4 points and 7.5 assists for the Heat. Butler is averaging 22.7 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 54.8% over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 3-7, averaging 100.5 points, 45.9 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 42.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.4 points per game.

Heat: 6-4, averaging 113.5 points, 38.5 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.5 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 50.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.2 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Wendell Carter Jr.: day to day (wrist), Jonathan Isaac: out for season (knee), Bol Bol: out (foot), Cole Anthony: day to day (toe), Mo Bamba: day to day (ankle), Franz Wagner: day to day (ankle).

Heat: Omer Yurtseven: out (illness), P.J. Tucker: out (calf).

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