Magic at Heat: What Didn't Work

The Magic were completely lethargic on Friday night as they traveled to Miami and escaped with a 103-94 victory over the hapless Miami Heat. Although the Magic beat swept Miami for the second consecutive season, they gave an effort that would lose on most nights. Here's some of what didn't work for the Magic.

What didn't work:

1. Where's the D?- The Miami Heat entered Friday night's game as one of the worst shooting teams in the league as they average just 93.9 ppg. and shoot just 45%. The Heat shot nearly 48% (39-82) without the services of Dwyane Wade or Shawn Marion.

2. Free throw shooting- The Magic hit on just 23 of 36 free throws for 63.9%. Dwight Howard was the main culprit as he missed 10 of his 16 free throw attempts. They simply left way too many points at the line.

3. Defense on Jason Williams- Williams resurrected himself back to the "White Chocolate" days as he scored a season high 34 points on 14-26 shooting from the field.

4. Poor effort from the bench- The Orlando bench was nearly outscored by just two players from the Heat. Miami was playing without their two best players, and they had just a seven man rotation and looked more fresh than the well rested Magic.

5. Didn't take advantage of their frontcourt- The Orlando trio of Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis, and Hedo Turkoglu can dominate nearly every frontcourt in the league, and they should especially dominate the lowly Heat. They simply didn't get it done. The trio combined for just 53 points on the night while committing 9 of Orlando's 11 turnovers.

6. Lots of missed three's- The Magic were off target from behind the arc as they missed 20 of their 30 three-point attempts.

7. No contribution from Arroyo- Carlos Arroyo didn't help the team much on this night as his defense was nearly non-existent, and he missed the only three shots he took. He did only turn the ball over once.