What to know about tonight’s matchup: Heat look to bounce back vs. Magic after bad home loss to Nets


When: Saturday, 7 p.m.

Where: Amway Center, Orlando

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)

Records: Orlando 12-24, Miami 18-17

Line: Heat favored by 1 point

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac (1) is unable to block the shot by Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Magic 107-89. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)



F: Josh Richardson

F: Kelly Olynyk

C: Hassan Whiteside

G: Tyler Johnson

G: Goran Dragic


F: Jonathon Simmons

F: Aaron Gordon

C: Bismack Biyombo

G: Evan Fournier

G: Elfrid Payton

Scouting report: The Heat will be without Rodney McGruder (left tibia surgery), Okaro White (left foot surgery), Dion Waiters (sprained left ankle), James Johnson (right ankle bursitis) and Justise Winslow (strained left knee) against the Magic. … The Magic will be without Jonathan Isaac (sore right ankle), Terrence Ross (sprained right MCL) and Nikola Vučević (fractured left hand). … Orlando snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 102-89 victory over the Pistons on Thursday. … Magic guard Evan Fournier is averaging 18.5 points on 51.9 percent shooting in two games against the Heat this season. … Miami is coming off of a disappointing 111-87 home loss to the Nets on Friday. … Heat point guard Goran Dragic is averaging 12.7 points on 31.1 percent shooting from the field and 9.1 percent shooting from 3-point range in three games since returning from a left elbow injury. … The Heat and Magic have split their season series 1-1 so far. The Magic won the first matchup 116-109 in Orlando in the season opener, and the Heat got the win in the teams’ second meeting 107-89 in Miami on Tuesday.

[Five takeaways: Heat embarrassed by Nets, falling behind by 38 before losing, 111-87]

[Heat rookie Derrick Walton Jr. is running out of NBA days on his two-way contract]

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