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Game 62: Magic at Heat GameThread

The Magic head to southern Florida looking to avoid a third straight loss

NBA: Miami Heat at Orlando Magic Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Orlando Magic (27-34) at Miami Heat (39-22)

When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Where: American Airlines Arena - Miami, Florida

TV: Fox Sports Florida

Line: Heat -7, O/U 219.5

Injuries: Orlando - Aaron Gordon (questionable), Gary Clark (questionable), Jonathan Isaac (out), Al-Farouq Aminu (out); Miami - Tyler Herro (out), Meyers Leonard (out)

Storyline: The Magic, kicking off a four-game road trip, have dropped two straight. The Heat have won three straight, capped by their second win of the season over the 52-9 Bucks on Monday. That helped to put some recent ugly losses (Minnesota, Cleveland, Atlanta) behind them. Aaron Gordon, who missed Monday’s game with a sore knee, is expected to play. If he is able to go, it will be the first meeting between AG and Derrick Jones Jr. following the controversial Dunk Contest. More importantly, with the Nets having upset the Celtics in overtime on Tuesday, the Magic now sit a half game behind Brooklyn for the seventh seed.

For some pregame reading material, check out my story on Steve Clifford needing to acknowledge his mistakes and be better with his adjustments.

For some perspective from the other side, visit our friends at the Heat community Hot Hot Hoops.

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