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November 20, 2009

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■ When, where: Tonight, 8, at TD Garden.

■ TV, radio: CSN, ESPN, WEEI (850).

■ Scoring: Dwight Howard 18.1, Vince Carter 17.1, Ryan Anderson 14.3.

■ Rebounding: Howard 10.7, Matt Barnes 6.3, Rashard Lewis 6.0.

■ Assists: Jameer Nelson 5.5, Lewis 5.0, Jason Williams 4.1.

■ Head to head: This is the first meeting this season. Last season, the teams split four regular-season meetings, before the Magic eliminated the Celtics in seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

■ Miscellany: The Magic have attempted an NBA-high 317 3-pointers, and have had great success from Carter (43.8 percent), J.J. Redick (42.3), and Anderson (41.7) . . . Howard is shooting 67 percent from the field, tops in the NBA . . . With Nelson out 4-6 weeks with a knee injury, the Magic will rely on Williams to run the point. Williams, 34, started 53 games for the Heat last season and averaged 8.8 points and 4.6 assists.

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