Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Bosh led a 3-point barrage and helped
Miami continue its stranglehold over Orlando.
Bosh nailed four from beyond the arc, finished with 32 points and 10 rebounds
and the Heat defeated the Magic 99-92 on Saturday night.
Miami finished 12-of-26 from downtown en route to its 10th straight win over
Orlando, which was just 3-of-16 from long distance.
Mario Chalmers posted 24 points, eight assists and five rebounds for the Heat,
who had dropped four of their last five games coming in.
Nikola Vucevic tallied 33 points and 17 boards to lead Orlando, which had won
five of its last seven contests heading into Saturday’s tilt.
The game was tied 77-77 with 7:34 left before the Heat went on a 10-2 run to
Chalmers and Bosh sandwiched 3-pointers around a Vucevic layup prior to a
Chalmers layup, which capped the surge for an 87-79 Miami advantage with 4:28
After Vucevic sunk two free throws at the other end, consecutive right wing
jumpers from Bosh staked Miami to its first double-digit lead, 91-81, with
3:17 to go.
Orlando never cut the deficit below four the rest of the way.
The Heat began 4-of-4 from beyond the arc and opened up a 16-10 spread. They
led 22-18 after a quarter of play and 49-46 at the break.
A Shabazz Napier triple gave Miami a 67-59 margin late in the third, but the
Magic closed the frame on a 9-0 spurt and took a 68-67 edge into the final
The Heat shot 52.1 percent (37-of-71) from the field, while Orlando shot 44.9
percent (35-of-78) from the floor … The Magic held a 44-33 rebounding