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Gabe Vincent new career high helps Miami Heat beat Orlando Magic

KZ Okpala contributed in the win, Magic's Chuma had double-double

Gabe Vincent continues to shine to help shorthanded Miami Heat stay winning.

The Nigeria International was in great form as Miami Heat beat Orlando Magic 115-105.

Just as he did in Heat last game where he dropped his season and career high, Vincent improved on his record.

He dropped 27 points to better his previous 26 career high points.

Gabe Vincent was not the only Nigeria International in the game, KZ Okpala was also in action for the Heat.
He dropped 6 points in 16 minutes from the bench.

Both teams were without some of their star players with Heat still without Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Hero.

While the Kings still without Markelle Fultz, Jonathan Isaac, Michael Carter-Williams and E’Twaun Moore all season because of injuries, while Cole Anthony was scratched because of an ankle sprain and Jalen Suggs has a fractured thumb.

The Magic scrambled on Friday and signed four players from their G League franchise in nearby Lakeland — Aleem Ford, Admiral Schofield, B.J. Johnson and Hassani Gravett — with hardship exemptions in order to meet the NBA’s minimum eight-player rule.

Terrence Ross, Moritz Wagner, Mo Bamba, R.J. Hampton and Ignas Brazdeikis were placed in the health and safety protocols, necessitating the G League call-ups.

Nigeria-born Chuma Okeke posted double-double 18 points and 10 rebounds for Magic in their 13th defeat in the last 14.

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