Apr 17, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) is guarded by Orlando Magic small forward Maurice Harkless (21) in the first quarter at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Orlando Magic (4-6) vs. Miami Heat (8-3)


The Orlando Magic meet up with in-state rival Miami Heat on Wednesday for the first time this season. It’s the first game of a home-and-home series that will conclude Saturday night in Miami.

Orlando has lost four of their last five, falling to the Dallas Mavericks 108-100 last time out. The Magic are coming off a three day break in which both Tobias Harris and Glen Davis began practicing. However, both are doubtful to play Wednesday Night.

After losing to the Celtics on a Jeff Green game-winner, the Heat have racked up four consecutive wins. The Heat are playing their second game of a back-to-back in which they defeated the Hawks at home 104-88 — highlighted by 19 points from Chris Bosh.

Rankings

Orlando Magic — 99.9 points per game (14th), 99.7 points allowed (17th), 46.2 percent shooting (10th)

Miami Heat — 105.9 points per game (4th), 97.6 points allowed (9th), 52.3 percent shooting (1st)

Team Leaders

Orlando Magic (4-6) 8th in Eastern Conference

Arron Afflalo 21.7 points | Nikola Vučević 11.4 rebounds | Jameer Nelson 5.8 assists | Victor Oladipo 1.5 steals | Kyle O’Quinn 1.1 blocks

Miami Heat (8-3) 2nd in Eastern Conference

Lebron James 26.0 points | Chris Bosh 5.7 rebounds | Lebron James 6.7 assists | Dwyane Wade 2.4 steals | Chris Bosh 1.4 blocks

Tip off between the Magic and Heat begins at 7:00 PM EST on Fox Sports Florida.

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