Game time: 7 p.m. ETTV: Sun Sports
The Miami Heat needed a clutch shot by LeBron James to beat the Orlando Magic earlier this month to keep their staggering winning streak going.
Injuries to the Magic's top two scorers will likely keep that from happening this time.
James and the Heat will try to avoid some recent early struggles in order to make things easier on themselves Monday night when they face the Magic seeking a 27th straight win.
Miami (55-14) continues to close in on the Los Angeles Lakers' record of 33 wins in a row set in 1971-72, but the streak was nearly snapped by Orlando on March 6.
James came through with a go-ahead layup with 3.2 seconds left before Arron Afflalo missed a 40-footer at the buzzer, as the Heat held on to win 97-96 at home.
They also needed some late help from James in their last visit to Orlando, as the superstar put Miami ahead for good by making two free throws in the final seconds of a 112-110 overtime win Dec. 31.
James has totaled 62 points in ...