Wade magic dazzles Orlando


MIAMI, December 18- Dwyane Wade had 25 points and seven assists as the Miami Heat rolled to a 104-86 win over Orlando on Thursday at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
DWAYNE_WADE_Michael Beasley scored 22 points and eight rebounds for the Heat who won their second consecutive game and are in the middle of a six-game National Basketball Association homestand.

Quentin Richardson and Dorell Wright each scored 11 points.

Giant centre Dwight Howard had 17 points and 14 rebounds to lead the first-place Magic, who have eight wins and three losses in their last 11 games.

J.J. Redick added 13 points and Mickael Pietrus 12. Vince Carter went scoreless for the first 21 minutes of the game.

Wright had a half dozen points in a 10-0 run to end the first quarter and give the Heat a 33-18 lead.

Miami widened the gap to 17-points halfway through the second quarter with Mario Chalmers hitting a three-pointer.

The Magic wouldn’t get much closer before the halftime as Carlos Arroyo’s hit a buzzer-beating three pointer to make it 59-44.

The Heat continued to roll in the third, scoring 12 of the final 14 points to take a commanding 89-60 lead going into the final quarter.

The Heat shot 51.9 percent from the field compared to Orlando’s 43.6 percent.