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Heat take advantage of Magic miscues in 93-90 overtime win

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Luol Deng had 21 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and the Miami Heat rallied to defeat the Orlando Magic 93-90 in overtime Wednesday night.

Hassan Whiteside added 15 points and 13 rebounds. The Heat have won three of four since losing Chris Bosh for the season with a blood clot in his lung.

The Magic squandered an eight-point lead with less than a minute play in the fourth quarter, allowing the Heat to send the game to extra time.

Nik Vucevic had all five of the Magic's points in overtime, and finished with 26 points and eight rebounds. Victor Oladipo had 13 points and a career -high 13 rebounds.

Orlando struggled from the free throw line, going just 18 for 31 for the game.

Wade found Hassan Whiteside underneath for a dunk to put the Heat up 87-86, then got free in transition for a layup to give the Heat an 89-86 lead.

Vucevic's jumper got the Magic back within a point. That was still the score when Orlando's Tobias Harris corralled a missed jumper by Wade with 27.7 seconds left.

But coming out of a timeout, Vucevic was stripped by Henry Walker, forcing the Magic to foul Wade.

He hit both free throws to make it 91-88.

Vucevic got a hook in the lane to cut it back to a point. Orlando fouled Goran Dragic immediately, and he connected on both free throws.

Oladipo got off a clean look at a 3, but it bounced off the side of the rim and the Heat rebounded as time expired.

Miami briefly Deng with less than 10 minutes to play in regulation. He was hit in the back of the head when Chris Andersen brought his arm down after blocking a shot by Orlando's Tobias Harris.

Deng returned to the lineup at the 3:33 mark, and Orlando still clinging to 73-71 advantage.

The Heat stayed close and trailing 77-74 had a chance to tie, but turned it over on a shot clock violation. Two free throws by Harris and a layup by Willie Green then gave Orlando an 81-74 cushion.

Miami kept coming, and cut the Magic's lead to 84-82 on a 3-pointer by Walker with 22.4 seconds to play.

Oladipo was fouled, but connected on just one of his two free throw attempts.

Miami ran down the clock and got Walker free again for the 3 that would eventually send the game to overtime.


Heat: Won despite going just 6 for 31 (19.4 percent) from the 3-point line.

Magic: Finished with 19 turnovers. ... Rookie F Aaron Gordon left the game late in the first half with a sprained right ankle and did not return.


Heat: At New Orleans on Friday.

Magic: At Atlanta on Friday.

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