Orlando Magic Tops Miami Heat 113-107 – Game Highlights, Reports & Stats

Game report, stats, and free highlights as the Orlando Magic defeated the Miami Heat 113-107 in the NBA season opener for both teams on Wednesday night.

Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat – Game Highlights

Evan Fournier scored 25 points on 9 for 13 shooting with three 3-pointers for the Magic, while Aaron Gordon added 20 points on 8 of 11 shooting from the field with seven rebounds in the win.

Orlando held a one point 99-98 lead with 3:01 left in the game, but Fournier helped the home side secure the win by scoring six points during those final minutes.

”It was a good win and you always want to win the first game, especially when it’s at home,” said Fournier. ”It’s definitely rewarding to win against a team like Miami because it’s always tough to play against them.”

Terrence Ross finished with 19 points off the bench, Nikola Vucevic contributed a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds and Markelle Fultz scored 15 points with five boards and four assists for Orlando.

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”I don’t think, outside of Orlando, people have a lot of belief in us,” Gordon said. ”I don’t think they think that we’re going to become potential contenders or even have a playoff slot and I don’t think that’s true. I feel like we’re really ready to make that next leap.”

Bam Adebayo paced Miami with a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Goran Dragic had 20 points on 8 for 13 shooting to go with seven assists and Jimmy Butler added 19 points, seven assists, and a career-best seven steals for the Heat.

Duncan Robinson finished with 14 points and made three 3-pointers with Tyler Herro ending with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Miami, which shot 50.6% from the field on 42 of 83 shooting.

The Heat trailed 56-53 at halftime but managed to outscore the Magic 54-44 in the paint and grabbed the edge off the glass – outrebounding Orlando 43-41.

Complete Box Score

MIAMI (107)

Butler 7-15 5-5 19, Harkless 1-4 0-0 3, Adebayo 11-16 3-4 25, Herro 6-14 0-0 13, Robinson 4-8 3-3 14, Achiuwa 3-4 2-4 8, Iguodala 0-2 0-0 0, Olynyk 2-6 0-0 5, Dragic 8-13 3-3 20, Nunn 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 42-83 16-19 107.

ORLANDO (113)

Bacon 0-5 0-0 0, Gordon 8-11 3-6 20, Vucevic 5-13 2-8 15, Fournier 9-13 4-5 25, Fultz 6-15 3-3 15, Okeke 1/3 1-2 3, Ross 6-14 4-4 19, Birch 2-4 2-2 6, Anthony 3-5 0-0 6, Carter-Williams 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 42-88 19-30 113.

3-Point Goals–Miami 7-20 (Robinson 3-6, Harkless 1-2, Olynyk 1-3, Dragic 1-4, Herro 1-5), Orlando 10-28 (Fournier 3-5, Vucevic 3-5, Ross 3-6, Gordon 1-4, Carter-Williams 0-2, Fultz 0-3). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Miami 43 (Adebayo 11), Orlando 41 (Vucevic 11). Assists–Miami 25 (Butler, Dragic 7), Orlando 23 (Anthony 6). Total Fouls–Miami 21, Orlando 19. A–3,396 (18,846)

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