A few games back LeBron James lit a fire under his team by ripping the defense for lack of effort and poor overall play. A few days later, he lit a fire under them on the court by way of his stellar play.
The Miami Heat, behind 33 points from LeBron James, trounced the Milwaukee Bucks 118-95 on Tuesday night.
“We came in with a lot of energy, and we had one point where we were up by almost 20 in the first half, and they cut it down to 11. So, I didn’t want to wait around. I wanted to push the pedal a little bit, see if I had a good hand going a little bit, and I did,” James said about the performance.
Ray Allen and Udonis Haslem both missed the game, which gave Michael Beasley extended minutes off the bench. He used those minutes to provide 19 points on 8 of 12 shooting in 20 minutes.
James talked about Beasley’s contribution.
“I got Beas under my wing, and I want him to succeed so much. It was great to see him come out here and perform the way he did tonight. The more confidence that Spo continues to give him, the more confidence we continue to give him, he’s gonna perform.”
The Miami Heat will have a brief break until they receive a visit from the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.
The Orlando Magic will look to have the same success the Miami Heat did when they take on the Milwaukee Bucks tonight. Magic center Nikola Vucevic will look to continue his success of last season when he averaged 23.3 points and 15.7 rebounds against the Bucks.
The Magic are sporting a 3-5 record but have been solid at home going 3-1. They will look to snap their 3-game losing streak and improve to 4-1 at home tonight.
Tipoff will be at 7.
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