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Wade’s overtime steal seals Heat’s win over Magic (VIDEO)

Dec 31, 2012, 8:52 PM EST

It’s not like the Heat weren’t supposed to beat the Magic on Monday, especially with Orlando missing both Glen Davis and Jameer Nelson due to injury.

But after a strong start, Miami was complacent in the second quarter, getting outscored by 15 in the period, which gave the home team some confidence that allowed them to hang with the Heat closely for the rest of the way.

So to overtime we went, and once we got to the end of the extra session, Miami’s talent finally won out.

With the Heat leading by two and just over 17 seconds remaining, the Magic inbounded the ball. J.J. Redic tried to make a pass up top beyond the three-point arc to Hedo Turkoglu, but Dwyane Wade saw it coming a mile away.

He shot the gap, got the steal, and took it in for the uncontested dunk at the other end of the floor to seal the win for his team.

  1. thenmoveback - Dec 31, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Nobody’s stopping the heat in a 7 games series. Happy New Years!

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 1, 2013 at 7:30 AM

      goo bad it’s the regular season…..
      ancient Chinese basketball secret say don’t run ya mouth to much…….

  2. raidmagic - Dec 31, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    And Magic fans everywhere said “Dammit”

    20 and 29 was a nice night for Vuc though

  3. themagicfanguy - Dec 31, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    “Nobody’s stopping the heat in a 7 games series. Happy New Years!”

    Except for the Wizards

  4. warriors2533 - Dec 31, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    they write an article on one steal rather than 29 rebounds

  5. phreakin - Dec 31, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    The wizards? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH

  6. 1972wasalongtimeago - Dec 31, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    Happy New Year to Heat Nation!!! And yes, a happy new year to Anti-Heat Nation too, you pricks.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 1, 2013 at 7:32 AM

      you get hot about a win over a win against Magic……….
      and you call the guys pricks………………….

      • 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 1, 2013 at 9:30 AM

        I think you’re still a little drunk from last night. Heat played horribly last night. Magic were out of their minds. FalslalalalalaFlo puts up 28? That guy gets 29 boards? Ref doesn’t call that Lebron was “in the act” with 3 seconds left. Doesn’t see that Bosh’s elbow got hit at the buzzer. I mean everything that happened pointed toward a Magic win.

        I was just saying Happy New Year…Prick

  7. progress2011 - Dec 31, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    The Heat were essentially dominated by:

    1. A Back up roster because several starters were hurt
    2. A rookie coach
    3. 29 boards and 20 points from a first year guy !!!

    Heat fans can continue to have your heads in the dirt, but if first year guys are DOMINATING you on the boards, what’s gonna happen in the playoffs when the Heat will have to fight thru experienced big men.

    Bosh is TOO FRIGGIN SOFT !. Haslem and Anthony are too small !

    Anytime JJ Redick has no fear of successfully driving all the way to the rim, on multiple possessions, there is a DEFINITE interior defensive problem.

    If Reddick can get uncontested shots at the rim, what can you possibly do with the likes of CP3, Westbrook or Parker !!!

    Riley better make a trade to get Noah, Javalle Mcgee or Varejao.

    OR, the Heat have NO CHANCE of repeating

    • soopreme - Jan 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      I agree 100%.
      They have been getting dominated in the paint consistently all year.
      Mr. Softee (Bosh) had 4 rebounds last night. totally unacceptable.
      They just don’t have any size.
      They have to address this.

  8. paintman34 - Dec 31, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    He started to run rught as ray allen went down at the :07 mark

  9. magicbucs - Dec 31, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    The magic were missing their 2 best players and playing with mostly 4 rookies and 3 2nd year players and the heat needed OT to win lol.
    Oh and nik vucevic is a 2nd year player. He will be a better and more complete center than D12 can dream of.
    I know the magic are struggling with injuries but I’m still a proud fan!

    Go magic and happy new year to all fans

  10. themagicfanguy - Jan 1, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    @phreakin Yea, the wizards. Have you seen their recent head-to-head record? Thought not. Dang casual bandwagon fans.

  11. charlescub80 - Jan 1, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    That’s what I’m talking about! Way to go Nutcracker!

  12. abchome - Jan 1, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Great win…

  13. kavika6 - Jan 1, 2013 at 2:43 AM

    Go ahead Wade, take your bows. You barely beat one of the weakest teams in the league in overtime.

    That’s twice now that the Heat have almost lost at home to a team without their starters.

  14. Foul Dwimmerlaik - Jan 1, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    It was a “Great Loss” by the Magic considering who suited up and who they played against. No fan of both teams but with the way the Magic played against the Heat, I’d be a mighty proud Magic fan.

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