Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic 12/31/12: Video Highlights and Recap

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IDecember 31, 2012

The Miami Heat needed to overcome a historical performance by Nikola Vucevic—seriously—but they managed to knock off the Orlando Magic 112-110 in overtime on Tuesday afternoon.

Vucevic tallied a ridiculous 20 points, 29 rebounds, three steals and two blocks, but LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade all poured in at least 20 to help propel the Heat to a 21-8 record.

With the loss, Orlando drops to 12-19 and 7-10 at home.

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Player of the Game: LeBron James

Vucevic deserves mention for breaking Orlando's franchise—yes, a franchise that includes Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard—record for rebounds in a game, but I try to always give the Player of the Game to someone on the winning team.

Therefore, it's hard not to go with James, who put together one of the quietest 36-point (on 22 shots), 11-assist, 8-rebound performances you'll ever see.

The MVP race continues to heat up.


Up Next for Miami

The Heat will get to celebrate New Year's Day before taking on the Dallas Mavericks at home on Wednesday night. 


Up Next for Orlando

Orlando also gets a day off, as it battles the Chicago Bulls at home on Wednesday night in its next contest.