The Miami Heat ended the Orlando Magic's 21-game preseason winning streak Sunday night, 118-85, as six Heat players scored in double-figures. LeBron James put up 19 points in just 26 minutes to lead Miami. J.J. Redick and Ryan Anderson scored 22 points apiece off the Magic's bench. Orlando shot just 35.4 percent from the field, while the Heat sank 58.7 percent of their shots and held a 42-31 advantage on the glass.
Sunday's game was the first of two preseason meetings between the Southeast Division rivals. Though the Magic kept the game close early--trailin gby just nine at halftime--the Heat pulled away in the third quarter, limiting the Magic to 15 points while scoring 29 themselves to pull away.
Newcomer Glen Davis tallied six points and five boards in 32 minutes for Orlando. Jameer Nelson led the Magic with seven assists, but shot 0-of-10 from the field.
Orlando rookies Justin Harper and DeAndre Liggins did not play. Von Wafer, who arrived with Davis via trade with the Boston Celtics earlier in the week, scored four points in 13 reserve minutes.
Prior to Sunday's loss, Orlando's last preseason defeat came on October 8th, 2007.