Monday, September 26, 2022

Magic beat the Heat in finale to overcome Oladipo’s big game

Orlando, Fla. ( Associated Press) — Mo Bamba and RJ Hampton scored 21 points as the Orlando Magic beat the Miami Heat 125-111 on Sunday night to reach both teams’ regular-season finals.

Victor Oladipo had 40 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the heats. He was the top seed at the Eastern Conference on Thursday night and rested several players.

Oladipo, playing in his eighth game of the season after recovering from surgery on his right quad 11 months ago, scored 25 points in the first half.

The Magic hit a season-high 23 3-point shots in 58 attempts.

Javonte Smart scored 20 points for the heats. He scored 19 for 50 from behind the 3-point line.

Tip-ins

Heat: Sea Bam Adebayo was placed on health and safety protocols, which will keep him off the team until at least Friday. … g Tyler Herro (knee), f Jimmy Butler (rest) and g Kyle Lowry (rest) did not play. … G Michael Mulder and F Heywood Highsmith made their Miami debuts. .. The game completed Miami’s 34th regular season and Orlando’s 33rd season in the NBA. The Heat led the series 73–57.

Magic: F Wendell Carter Jr (wrist), F Franz Wagner (ankle), G Cole Anthony (toe) and G Jalen Suggs (ankle) did not play. … F Admiral Scofield was fined $20,000 and C Robin Lopez was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for his role in a dispute in a courtroom in Charlotte. , , , The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation presented a distribution of $1.05 million to 17 Central Florida nonprofits at halftime.

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The Heat will play their first post-season game against a play-in Survivor in Miami on April 17.

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