Who: Miami Heat (17-12) at Orlando Magic (5-24)
When: Friday, December 17th, 7:00 PM EST
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Line: Miami -7.5, O/U: 204.5
Out: Miami - Adebayo, Butler, Herro, Martin, Morris, Oladipo; Orlando - Anthony, Bamba, Brazdeikis, Carter-Williams, Fultz, Hampton, Isaac, Moore, Ross, Suggs, Wagner
|Miami Heat||Orlando Magic|
|110.9 (7th)||ORtg||102.3 (28th)|
|107.6 (10th)||DRtg||112.9 (28th)|
|95.8 (28th)||Pace||99.0 (10th)|
|Kyle Lowry||G||Gary Harris|
|Gabe Vincent||G||Franz Wagner|
|Duncan Robinson||F||Chuma Okeke|
|P.J. Tucker||F||Wendell Carter Jr.|
|Dewayne Dedmon||C||Robin Lopez|
Quotes from Coach
“It started today at shoot-around. We were coming in for a regular shoot-around, get our guys ready - get them moving around. Then we started talking about the testing, and as we tested, we found out there were some cases. From there, we just canceled the shoot-around and decided to move in a different direction (and see what the next steps were available for us to go into).” ~ Coach Mosley on the team over the last 24 hours
“They were all asymptomatic, or even maybe some mild symptoms. But nothing extreme. I’ve talked to a couple of them already, and I’m still getting in contact with a couple of the others.” ~ Coach Mosley, updating the media regarding the five Magic players that did enter the NBA’s Health & Safety protocols.
“It’s a little bit of all of that. Just making sure these guys (that are playing) are okay, walking into a back-to-back. The guys that are starting the game tonight will understand the things that we are trying to do and trying to run. And again, the Lakeland guys also have a great feel for what we are trying to do (and trying to run). We’ve done some walk-through things here as well, so they understand.” ~ Coach Mosley on managing a pieced together roster tonight of players in new roles, playing extended minutes, etc.
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The following players are out tonight vs. Miami due to NBA Health and Safety Protocols:— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) December 17, 2021
PRESS RELEASE:@OrlandoMagic sign free agents @aleemford, @BestThingSince_, @Bean_J20 and @admiralelite15 to 10-day contracts— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) December 17, 2021
All four players sign via hardship exceptions by the NBA#MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/UnNcrgHzmj