Richardson and the Heat win the Florida team duel and plunge the Magic

Forward Josh Richardson scored 20 points and became the leader of the Miami Heat attack that had to overcome an adverse score before beating the Orlando Magic 107-89, who added their ninth consecutive loss.

Reserve guard Wayne Ellington supported the attack scoring 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, while starting guard Tyler Johnson added 17.

Two other important players in the attack of the Heat were Canadian center Kelly Olynyk who contributed a double-double of 15 points, 12 rebounds-nine defensive, two assists, three recoveries of the ball and put two plugs. Slovenian base holder Goran Dragic reached 14 points.

The Heat’s victory took shape in the last quarter in which they got a partial 39-21, the biggest margin of advantage they have achieved in the last quarter of a game so far this season.

Center Hassan Whiteside made his return to the field after an absence of 11 games with a left knee injury and seven points and eight rebounds in 18 minutes of play for the Miami team.

The Magic benefited from attack from Elfrid Payton, who had 19 points, French forward Evan Fournier and Croatian guard Mario Hezonja scored 14 points apiece.

With the defeat, the Magic added their second losing streak of nine games lost in a row.

The Magic had an 8-4 start to the season, but since then they have gone 3-20 and have become one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference and the league.

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