NBA Game Summary - Miami at Orlando
(Wednesday, February 15th)
Final Score: Miami 110, Orlando 100
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade netted 36 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out nine assists as the Miami Heat dominated the Orlando Magic for the second night in a row, with a 110-100 victory in the back end of a home-and-home series at Orlando.
On Tuesday, Wade erupted for 38 points and Shaquille O'Neal added 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Heat past Orlando, 107-93, at AmericanAirlines Arena.
O'Neal had only seven points before fouling out at TD WaterHouse Centre, but had 11 rebounds for the Heat, who have won eight of the last 10 overall.
"I feel good," Wade said. "We have a three-game winning streak and guys are playing good. Shaq and myself are getting into the flow. It is giving us confidence."
Antoine Walker added 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting from the floor and hit six three-pointers.
Dwight Howard had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic, who have now lost six in a row and 10 of their last 11. Tony Battie had 16 points and pulled down nine boards.
During the game, Orlando announced they acquired forward/center Darko Milicic and guard Carlos Arroyo from the Detroit Pistons, in exchange for forward Kelvin Cato and a future first-round pick.
"Getting a young big man and a point guard, that doesn't happen very often," said Orlando head coach Brian Hill. "So to be able to do that in one-fell swoop and get two players you like is good."
The trade announcement did little to spark Orlando as Miami was in front the entire way and led by as many as 29 points in the contest.
After leading 31-22 after the opening quarter, the Heat went into halftime with a 51-45 advantage, after the Magic outscored Miami 23-20 in the second quarter.
Wade had 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the floor for Miami, while Walker added 13 points, including 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc at halftime.
"Wade was Wade and he's starting to get that superstar treatment too," said Hill. "Everytime he drives the ball to the basket, the whistle blows and that doesn't help either."
In the third quarter, Wade went coast-to-coast and finished with a one-handed slam to give the Heat a 13-point lead at 63-50 with 5:23 to go. Miami outscored the Magic 29-14 in the third frame and took a 80-59 lead into the final quarter of action.
To open the fourth period, the Heat went on a 9-1 run, with Wade donating four points during the stretch to go up 89-60 for a commanding 29-point lead.
The Magic made it a 10-point game with around three minutes left, but it was too little, too late.
Miami improved to 14-14 away from home this season...Gary Payton had 13 points off the bench for the Heat while Udonis Haslem had 12 points and 12 boards...The Magic dropped to 13-13 at home on the campaign...DeShawn Stevenson and Hedo Turkoglu each had 14 points for Orlando...The Heat outscored Orlando 44-26 in the paint...Miami is in first place of the Southeast division, while Orlando is in third.
02/15 23:43:26 ET