• My Scores
  • NHL
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NCAA BB
  • NCAA FB

Miami at Orlando

Heat can't swim without Wade, lose to Magic

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
  •  

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Wherever you are, Dwyane Wade, your defending champion Miami Heat need you.

Miami lost again without Wade and his 27 points per game, putting in two of its worst quarters of the season in a 97-68 loss to the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.

Dwight Howard had 18 points and 10 rebounds, helping Orlando own the paint with Shaquille O'Neal also out. The Magic outscored Miami inside 50-14, and commanded the game for all but the opening minutes.

"They don't want to admit it in there, but we just got manhandled, absolutely manhandled on the boards, in the paint," Heat coach Pat Riley said. "Defensively, they were up and into us and we could never really get anything going at all."

Orlando snapped a four-game losing streak and extended the Heat's skid to three games. Wade is resting a strained right wrist he injured Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls, and O'Neal has missed more than 20 games with a knee injury.

Neither traveled to Orlando, and Jason Williams didn't play because he was resting from the Friday game against the Nets.

Riley said he'd know more about Wade's status Sunday. Miami is 0-4 this season without him.

Jason Kapono had 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting for the Heat, while Dorell Wright scored 12. Wright came off the bench after starting 18 straight games.

The Heat scored a season-low 10 second-quarter points, and went nearly eight minutes without a point in the period. The Magic scored only 12 in that span, but it was enough to help them take a 48-37 halftime lead. Miami scored only 11 points in the fourth, and had season lows in field goals (23) and shooting percentage (34 percent).

"Teams know that we don't have a loaded gun and they are taking advantage of that," Alonzo Mourning said. "They are really sticking it to us. I am not going to forget it and my teammates are sure not going to forget it. We are going to see them again."

Trevor Ariza had 16 points and 10 rebounds, including an impressive dunk over Mourning in the third quarter. Tony Battie had 12 points and six rebounds, Hedo Turkoglu scored 11 points and Jameer Nelson had seven assists.

The Magic were without Grant Hill, who sometimes rests the second of back-to-back games, and Keyon Dooling, who scored 20 points Friday night. Magic coach Brian Hill said neither injury was serious.

Orlando's win came a night after the Magic lost the Southeast Division lead to Washington in Friday's one-point defeat to the Wizards. Orlando, which previously had one of the East's best records, improved to 18-14, while Miami fell to 13-17.

"The first thing Coach said in the meeting today was that you've got to stop it right here. We came out today with the energy and the focus to get it done," Howard said.

Notes

  • Magic rookie J.J. Redick entered the game to loud applause in the third quarter. He had nine points in 12 minutes.
  • Orlando had another dismal night from the 3-point line. The Magic were 4-for-13, compared with 7-for-16 for Miami.
Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Trevor Ariza has a hand in extending Orlando's win streak to four with 16 points and 10 rebounds.  (AP)
Trevor Ariza has a hand in extending Orlando's win streak to four with 16 points and 10 rebounds. (AP)
Scoreboard
Miami (13-17) 2710201168
Orlando (18-14) «2721262397
MIA:J. Kapono 15 Pts
MIA:J. Posey 8 Reb
MIA:G. Payton 3 Ast
ORL:D. Howard 18 Pts
ORL:T. Ariza 10 Reb
ORL:J. Nelson 7 Ast
Players of the Game
OrlandoMiami

D. Howard

J. Kapono
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
181021523

Related Video

December 24, 2014
NBA Expert Picks: Christmas Edition (2:19)
December 22, 2014
Josh Smith waived by the Detroit Pistons
(1:43)
December 22, 2014
NBA Christmas Viewer's Guide
(1:43)
December 19, 2014
Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks
(3:00)
Miami
J. Kapono, SF385-91-123215
J. Posey, SF273-70-08157
G. Payton, PG233-80-03327
A. Mourning, C223-53-41049
U. Haslem, PF190-42-23242
D. Wright, SF325-92-252412
C. Quinn, PG252-63-41218
A. Walker, PF190-60-03110
M. Doleac, C161-62-25024
E. Barron, C120-52-21122
R. Hite, SG71-20-01202
S. O'Neal, CDid Not Play
J. Williams, PGDid Not Play
D. Wade, PGDid Not Play
W. Simien, PFDid Not Play
Totals 23-6715-1733172768
 34.3%88.2% 
Orlando
T. Battie, PF316-100-160112
D. Howard, C305-88-9102218
H. Turkoglu, SF292-86-745111
J. Nelson, PG233-91-12727
K. Bogans, SG193-61-12029
T. Ariza, SF367-112-4103216
C. Arroyo, PG201-62-21234
D. Milicic, PF152-81-24105
P. Garrity, PF131-32-25024
J. Redick, SG122-34-41119
B. Outlaw, PF61-10-01002
T. Diener, PG50-10-00210
G. Hill, SGDid Not Play
K. Dooling, PGDid Not Play
J. Augustine, PFDid Not Play
Totals 33-7427-3346231797
 44.6%81.8% 
Other Games
Char 113 Final
Ind 102
Min 92 Final
NJ 100
Tor 104 Final
Mem 110
Cle 96 Final
Chi 103
NO 80 Final
Dal 94
Wash 102 Final
Mil 119
Port 86 Final
Utah 96
GS 96 Final
Sac 119