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The 23 points by James broke Alonzo Mourning’s first-quarter Heat scoring record of 21 points, which he set in 1996.

The Magic didn’t help out their thin front line at all, by getting into early foul trouble.

Howard needed just 17 seconds to pick up his first whistle of the night and was somewhat timid inside defensively the rest of the period. Ryan Anderson’s hands were also a little too active early as he was forced to the bench after picking up his second foul at the 10:07 mark.

Notes: According to STATS LLC, in the lasts 25 years the only player with at least 50 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in game was Michael Jordan against Phoenix on Jan. 21, 1989. … The Magic were outrebounded 35-27. … Making his fifth start of the season, Anderson scored in double figures for 19th time in the last 22 games.