Orlando didn’t stop there, either. Nelson made a contested 3-pointer to tie the game at 79-all with 10:29 left, and his three-point play about a minute later gave the Magic their first lead of the night.
Vucevic added back-to-back baskets, and suddenly, Orlando was up 86-81 with 8:29 left — meaning the Magic run, in about 14 minutes of actual playing time, was a 46-21 burst.
‘‘Maybe it’s the way they defend,’’ Vucevic said. ‘‘They give me open looks and a chance to rebound a little bit more.’’
Miami answered with the next six points to briefly re-take the lead, but Vucevic struck again with 5:03 remaining, getting a short shot off the glass to drop and stake the Magic to a 91-87 edge.
In the end, James was one play better.
‘‘He took it into his own hands,’’ Spoelstra said.
NOTES: James was in double figures for his 200th straight regular-season game with the Heat, extending his franchise record. ... Vaughn played against Miami 30 times in his career, his teams going 15-15. ... The Heat have honored a military member who has returned home from a tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan before games in Miami for the past several seasons. Their honoree on Wednesday: Army 1st Sgt. Darrell Williams, who returned just two weeks ago from serving a tour in Afghanistan — and is the first cousin of Bosh’s wife, Adrienne Bosh.