ORLANDO, Fla. The Miami Heat are accustomed to being the unstoppable force instead of being largely powerless to stop somebody else.
Thats why it would be so devastating to the Orlando Magic if center Nikola Vucevic were to miss his third game in a row Monday night.
Vucevic has had at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in both meetings this season between the Magic and the Heat. Those numbers are a huge reason why, despite the chasm that exists between the two teams in the Southeast Division standings, the Heats two victories over their instate rivals have come by a total of three points.
But the illness that kept Vucevic out of the Magics loss Wednesday night at New York was diagnosed Friday as symptoms of a mild concussion resulting from when he was hit in the mouth Tuesday night at Indiana. That left coach Jacque Vaughn with little choice but to start rookie Kyle OQuinn against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
OQuinn, who never got in at all when the Magic faced the Heat earlier this...