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Game 49: Magic vs. Heat GameThread

Rested Magic look to get back on track against their division foes from South Florida

NBA: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Miami Heat (32-15) at Orlando Magic (21-27)
When: Saturday, February 1st, 7:00 PM EST
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Line: Miami -2, O/U: 206.5
Injuries: Miami - Justise Winslow (OUT); Orlando - Al-Farouq Aminu (OUT), D.J. Augustin (OUT), Jonathan Isaac (OUT)

Miami Orlando
98.1 (26th) Pace 97.9 (27th)
112.1 (7th) ORtg 105.6 (27th)
108.5 (13th) DRtg 106.9 (6th)
Starting Lineup
Kendrick Nunn G Markelle Fultz
Duncan Robinson G Evan Fournier
Jimmy Butler F Aaron Gordon
Meyers Leonard F Khem Birch
Bam Adebayo C Nikola Vucevic

Pregame quotes from Coach Clifford

“He’s smart, he can shoot the ball. He was the two-time Defensive Player of the Year in his conference (in college), so he’s got a defensive mindset. You know, we just want more time to watch him. It’s hard, he jumped in here, and we were playing so much - we weren’t practicing. It’s hard for him, but in the games...he’s done a good job.” ~ Clifford on Gary Clark

“We took two days off and we had two good days of practice. I think it was good for them, good for all of us. I think we will start to play better again.” ~ Clifford on his team getting four days off since last playing on Monday.

“He’s had back issues (all season). He’s played a lot of games where a lot of guys would have sit. He’s mentally and physically very tough so...I think - I’m pretty sure he will be able to play tonight.” ~ Clifford on Evan Fournier, who was listed as questionable on tonight’s injury report.

Check out our extended preview of tonight’s Magic/Heat contest here.

Our Mike Cali wrote earlier this week about how the Miami Heat rebuilt faster than the Orlando Magic.

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