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Magic vs. Heat: Orlando clashes with in-state rivals

The battle for Florida supremacy resumes Wednesday with Orlando seeking its first four-game winning streak in more than two years.

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Goran Dragić
Goran Dragić
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Wednesday evening, the Orlando Magic take on the Miami Heat in yet another battle between the Florida rivals.

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

Orlando's last time out: Nik Vučević dominated his former club Sunday as the Magic edged the Philadelphia 76ers, 103-98. Vučević finished with 31 points and 14 rebounds for his 34th double-double of the season. Meanwhile, Victor Oladipo scored 17 points and Willie Green added an efficient 16 off the bench. Sixers swingman JaKarr Sampson made the fourth quarter interesting, scoring 14 of his 16 points in that period as Philly made a final, and futile, push.

Miami's last time out: The Heat used a third-quarter push to extend the Sixers' misery, topping them by a 119-108 final one night after their loss in Orlando. Trade-deadline acquisition Goran Dragić impressed with 23 points and 10 assists, and Hassan Whiteside added a 12-point, 14-board double-double.

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The last meeting: The Magic rallied past the Heat in South Beach in dramatic fashion, scoring the final five points of the game to earn a 102-101 victory. Oladipo split a pair of free throws with seven seconds to play to provide the final margin, capping a 22-point night for him. Vučević led Orlando with 26 points and nine boards. The Magic withstood Miami's placing three players in double-figure scoring: Dwyane Wade posted 25, Danny Granger added 21 in reserve, and Chris Bosh finished with 20.

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