Preview: Magic welcome Heat to town as Sunshine State rivals clash
TV: FOX Sports Florida in North/Central Florida; FOX Sports Sun in South Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Miami Heat (25-9, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (15-19, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
Southeast Division foes Orlando and Miami hit the court.
The Magic are 3-2 in division matchups. Orlando is third in the league allowing just 104.6 points per game and holding opponents to 45.5 percent shooting.
The Heat are 5-1 against the rest of the division. Miami has a 12-5 record in games decided by 10 or more points.
The Magic and Heat meet Friday for the first time this season.
Evan Fournier leads the Magic averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers and scoring 19.4 points per game while shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc. Nikola Vucevic has averaged 18 points and totaled 8.4 rebounds while shooting 41.2 percent over the last 10 games for Orlando.
LAST 10 GAMES
Magic: 4-6, averaging 106.2 points, 42.1 rebounds, 24 assists, 8.9 steals and six blocks per game while shooting 43.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting.
Heat: 7-3, averaging 110.6 points, 46.4 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 6.5 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting.
Heat: Justise Winslow: day to day (back).