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Magic at Heat: Orlando visits rivals in season's penultimate game

The Magic can play spoiler to Miami's playoff hopes when they take to the road Monday.

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Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson
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The Orlando Magic take to the road for their final two games of the 2014/15 season beginning Monday, when they face the Miami Heat.

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

Orlando's last time out: In one of their uglier losses of the season, Orlando fell to the New York Knicks, 80-79, as Tim Hardaway Jr. sank a three-pointer with 13 seconds to play to break a 77-all tie. Notably, the Knicks and Magic set an NBA record for the fewest points scored in a quarter, combining for 15 in an atrocious second period. Victor Oladipo shot only 8-of-25 for the Magic, but still led them with 21 points, while Nikola Vučević scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Cole Aldrich, of all people, posted 19 points and 14 boards to lead New York.

Miami's last time out: The Heat lost their second straight game, and their sixth in their last seven, Saturday against the Toronto Raptors, putting their playoff hopes in jeopardy. Dwyane Wade scored 30 points, Hassan Whiteside tallied 16 points and 18 boards, and Goran Dragić added 22, but the Heat just couldn't hurdle Toronto, which prevailed by a narrow 107-104 final.

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The last meeting: The Heat edged the Magic in overtime, 93-90, with late free throws by Wade and Dragić sealing the victory. The Heat weathered a 26-point performance from Vučević and a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double from Oladipo. Luol Deng led the visitors with 21 points and contributed seven rebounds as well.

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