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Time/TV: 7 p.m./NBATV, FSFlorida
Line: Heat by 4.5
Tickets: $70-$920 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Won 102-89 in Orlando on Feb. 8; Lost 90-78 in Miami on Feb. 19; Tonight in Orlando; March 18 in Miami
1) Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports Dwight Howard is leaving for Brooklyn... one way or another. Friday WILL be awkward.
3) Shannon J. Owens of the Orlando Sentinel says the Magic should take the risk and keep Dwight Howard through the end of the season.
4) One thing Miami certainly wants out of Dwight Howard? That he not go to Chicago, Ethan J. Skolnick of The Palm Beach Post writes.
5) Nate Drexler of MagicBasketball.net properly calls Ryan Anderson clutch.
6) Eddy Rivera of MagicBasketball.net shows how J.J. Redick stepped up on the pick and roll in Sunday's win.
7) Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports names the Dwight Howard trade situation as one of the five dominos to watch leading up to the deadline.
8) It once appeared unlikely, but Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that it is becoming more and more likely that the Magic hang on to Dwight Howard.
9) Meanwhile, the rumors that would bring Monta Ellis to Orlando from Golden State have gained some traction, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Bucks have apparently been added to the fray, Ken Berger of CBS Sports reports. There are conflicting reports about how far along these talks are (h/t Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post).
10) Miami is starting a trip that will take them to Orlando, Philadelphia and Chicago in the next four days. It will be an interesting four days, Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald writes.
11) Mike Miller did not travel with the team to Orlando after spraining his ankle, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
12) Skip Bayless called Dwight Howard the LeBron James of big men... and not in a good way.