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Magic vs. Heat: Orlando wraps back-to-back

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One night after recording a hard-fought road victory, the Magic return home to host the Heat.

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The Orlando Magic return to Amway Center on Saturday to host their in-state rivals the Miami Heat.

Tipoff between Orlando and Miami is set for 7:00 PM Eastern. Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM will offer live coverage in the Orlando market.

Orlando's last time out: The Magic rallied for an impressive win Friday, coming back from 23 points down to beat the Charlotte Hornets on the road, 105-100. Following a one-game absence, Evan Fournier scored 21 points, while Elfrid Payton tallied 16 points and five assists off the bench. Orlando outscored the host Hornets, 41-21, in the final quarter to steal the game.

Miami's last time out: The Heat took one on the chin Thursday, falling to the Los Angeles Clippers at home by a 110-93 final. Miami fell despite Chris Bosh's 28-point, seven-board effort, largely because it surrendered 55.8 percent shooting to L.A.

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Last season: Miami swept the four-game series in the 2013/14 season, winning each game by an average of 15 points. In the most recent meeting, Dwyane Wade tallied 24 points in 30 minutes to lead Miami in a 112-98 win. In a losing effort, Tobias Harris scored 20, while Nikola Vucevic added 18 points and 10 boards.

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