Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat (Feb. 1, 2020): How to Watch, Odds and Prediction

Markelle Fultz's promise has Orlando Magic fans hungering for when he can take over the starting job. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
Markelle Fultz's promise has Orlando Magic fans hungering for when he can take over the starting job. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Orlando Magic return from their mini-break with a rematch against the Miami Heat and an eye toward another strong run to the All-Star Break in two weeks.

Miami Heat (32-15) vs. Orlando Magic (21-27)


7 p.m./FOX Sports Florida




$52-$892 on StubHub

2020 Season Series:

Magic 105, Heat 85

in Orlando on Jan. 3;

Heat 113, Magic 92

in Miami on Jan. 27; Tonight in Orlando; March 4 in Miami

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OMD Prediction

The Orlando Magic have had four days to reset themselves and get their defense back in order. It was definitely needed. Even Steve Clifford had to admit that three or four of the last games have shown the team’s fatigue. It is hard to know what this team will look like. but the hope is they will be more focused and more precise. And if they are, the Magic do a lot of the things that will give the Heat problems. Orlando typically defends the 3-point line and does not foul. If they get back to that, Miami will open up to the team.

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1) A refreshed Orlando Magic team hopes they are ready for the next stretch of the season, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel writes. The Magic got a reset as they eye a strong finish to the All-Star Break.

2) It was this time last year the Orlando Magic began their turnaround to make the playoffs, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.

3) The Orlando Magic need to get themselves right, but they need to get Aaron Gordon right most of all.

4) A smart team will target Aaron Gordon and try to save him from some misuse with the Orlando Magic, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer writes.

5) Khem Birch is at the center of the biggest debate with the Orlando Magic, but he is always willing to sacrifice for the team.

6) How did the Miami Heat rebuild faster than the Orlando Magic? Mike Cali of Orlando Pinstriped Post explains it is more than just acquiring Jimmy Butler.

7) Josh Robbins of The Athletic lists the targets the Orlando Magic should inquire about at the NBA trade deadline. Spencer Henderson writes scoring should be the Magic’s target.

8) Aaron Gordon seems poised to return to the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. But with so much at stake this year, he should opt for rest and recovery.

9) Shaquille O’Neal is the thread that ties the Orlando Magic to Kobe Bryant, Mike Ferguson of Orlando Pinstriped Post writes.

10) To Terrence Ross, Kobe Bryant was everything and it was an easy decision to retire his number and change back to No. 31, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

11) Duncan Robinson’s screening is what makes him special for the Miami Heat, Zach Lowe of ESPN writes.

12) Miami Heat guards Tyler Herro and Kendrick Nunn were named to the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend.

13) Chuma Okeke is recovering quietly with the Lakeland Magic and teammates who are in contact with him are excited to see his return.