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)
|98.1 (26th)||Pace||97.9 (27th)|
|112.1 (7th)||ORtg||105.6 (27th)|
|108.5 (13th)||DRtg||106.9 (6th)|
|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|
.@jewettortho Game Notes: pic.twitter.com/uGflMkzMSH— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) February 1, 2020
GAME #49 TONIGHT— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) February 1, 2020
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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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