Butler scores 29 as Heat beat Magic for 4th straight win

Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat attempts a shot over Chuma Okeke of the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center on March 14, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (2021 Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jimmy Butler scored 29 points and Tyler Herro added 22 off the bench as the Miami Heat rallied in the fourth quarter and beat the Orlando Magic 102-97.

The Heat won their fourth straight game and for the 10th time in 11 games.

Miami trailed by as many as six points in the second half and by four at the start of the fourth quarter. They improved to 3-12 when trailing after three periods.

All-Star center Nikola Vucevic scored 17 of his 38 points in the third quarter for Orlando, which lost its eighth straight game.

The Magic, who are 1-2 this season against the rival Heat, haven’t won since Feb. 21.

Vucevic finished with 10 rebounds for his 26th double-double.