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Miami took one in Orlando the last time these in-state rivals met. The Magic can return the favor with a victory in South Beach on Monday.

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The Orlando Magic hope to win consecutive games for the first time in more than two weeks Monday when they visit the Miami Heat.

Tipoff between Orlando and Miami is set for 7:30 PM. Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM will offer live coverage in the Orlando market.

Orlando's last time out: Despite falling apart offensively in the fourth quarter and yielding a career night to Kemba Walker, the Magic held off the Charlotte Hornets, 102-94, on Saturday for their eighth road victory of the season. Nik Vučević and Tobias Harris, as usual, led the way for Orlando, going for 22 and 21 points, respectively. The Magic committed just six turnovers, a season-low, contributing to their escape.

Miami's last time out: The Heat fought back against the Memphis Grizzlies, using a big third quarter to partially offset a 16-point halftime deficit, but ultimately fell by a 103-95 final on Saturday. Dwyane Wade threw back the clock with a 35-point, seven-assist, four-steal, two-block effort, while Danny Granger scored 18 off the bench.

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The last meeting: Chris Bosh scored 32 points with 10 boards on November 22nd, helping Miami eke past the host Magic. The Heat went off for 31 points in the fourth quarter, turning a one-point game after three into a seven-point victory. Vučević's 33 points and 17 boards weren't enough to help Orlando hold off Miami. Harris missed the game due to injury; starting in his place, Willie Green went scoreless in 31 minutes.

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