Magic vs. Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Magic vs. Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Magic vs. Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Orlando Magic (7-27) play against the Miami Heat (13-13) at FTX Arena

Game Time: 3:30 PM EST on Sunday December 26, 2021

Orlando Magic 83, Miami Heat 93 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
I believe Miami pulled out of the Sun Bowl because it wasn’t going to snow there on Friday.
Every time Miami goes to that game …
1. It has an interim coach. ✔️
2. It snows in El Paso. High of 59 Friday. ❌
(Obviously, it’s COVID. I just wanted to use the snow anecdote.) – 9:17 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
8 points, 5 rebounds, 5 fouls in 11 minutes
HEAT 🤬 CULTURE pic.twitter.com/dKTT4jKk8r9:08 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Desmond Bane this season:
— More PTS than Tyler Herro
— More PPG than Seth Curry
— More 3PM than Damian Lillard
— More 3PG than Trae Young
— Better FG% than Jaylen Brown
— Better 3P% than Devin Booker
— Better FT% than Steph Curry pic.twitter.com/0znTK4yr668:49 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Our captain in his 19th season diving for loose balls.
That’s @Udonis Haslem ⚓️
That’s #HEATCulture
Protect Your House // https://t.co/NcpEcyKVo8 pic.twitter.com/HLqS7FiaGv8:40 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I asked Caleb Martin about playing as the small ball 5, and being used as the creative piece to make lineups work
“The games a lot faster, so a lot of things just happen. You get to play more off instincts in those small ball lineups.”
Here’s what else he said:
@5ReasonsSports pic.twitter.com/vNPuYv4Kb78:00 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Takeaways and postgame reaction from the Heat’s win over the Magic in Jimmy Butler’s return and a career game for Omer Yurtseven miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Also, more on the COVID-19 issues the Heat is facing at the moment – 7:54 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I asked Omer Yurtseven about being used within a broad defensive scheme with blitzing and zoning, and if he feels individual improvement game over game
The defensive scheme “changes every game, against every player.”
Here’s what he said:
@5ReasonsSports pic.twitter.com/VxRHwDBoet7:47 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
tacko fall getting to every ball now that kyle lowry ain’t throwin it – 7:39 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Miami is out of the Sun Bowl. – 7:34 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
3rd-straight W at home.
Take a look Through the Lens at today’s best shots 📸 – 7:25 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Have a day big man!
@OmerYurtseven5 had a career game with 16 pts & 15 rebs in his first start 💪 pic.twitter.com/YL9K0vo7jc6:59 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degrees of Heat from Sunday’s 93-83 victory over the Magic. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. Butler is back, and back to the foul line.
2. Yurtseven again gets his numbers.
3. Martin with his own return statement.
4. Spoelstra’s coaches in protocols.
5. Mix and match again works. – 6:47 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Caleb Martin says he stayed in contact with the team by texting and FaceTiming guys after every game:
“I still felt included.” – 6:42 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Caleb Martin on going from career high to protocols:
“I was itching to get back…It sucked. It was terrible timing for me.” – 6:39 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
5 straight Ws over Orlando. 8 of the last 9.
The State of Miami extends north pic.twitter.com/EGtZ6kraNp6:34 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler told Omer Yurtseven tonight that you could’ve had 30
Jimmy mentions he was in his ear about different things like rolling quicker and things of that nature – 6:27 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler:
“I’m glad to be back.” – 6:24 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#HEATWin final – Miami 93, Orlando 83
🔥 Butler: 17pts, 11rebs & 4asts
🔥 Martin: 17pts & 5rebs
🔥 Yurtseven: 16pts & 15rebs
🔥 Strus: 13pts, 2asts & 2rebs
🔥 Vincent: 13 pts, 8asts & 5rebs pic.twitter.com/ThK7pylP846:22 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Omer Yurtseven on Udonis Haslem being a mentor:
“I check with him after every timeout and say ‘what did you see?'”
@5ReasonsSports6:19 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I asked Erik Spoelstra about the young guys looking so much more comfortable when Udonis Haslem is on the floor with his simple game:
“It’s making them younger,” when talking about the veterans – 6:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Guys…I have a problem. I watched Heat-Magic earlier and now I’m watching Raptors-Cavs. And I’m perfectly happy. – 6:12 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Just watched Orlando-Miami. I’m gonna need some more eggnog. – 6:10 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Jimmy Butler:
“You just see how he changes our offensive menu.” – 6:10 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Pero si escucha’ esta cancion 🎶 #WINNING pic.twitter.com/OhxXOmxiYa6:10 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
FINAL BOX: Miami 93, Orlando 83 pic.twitter.com/nJLyekYoKM6:00 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Heat improve to 3-0 vs. Magic this season, clinching state NBA title. UCF surely begs to differ. – 5:55 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: Takeaways and details from the Heat’s win over the Magic in Jimmy Butler’s return miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…5:54 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Florida is ours, as always pic.twitter.com/PO6oNwKayB5:54 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Butler, Yurtseven double up as shorthanded Heat down Magic 93-83. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:51 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Winderman’s view: Shorthanded Heat maximize soft spot, plus other Heat-Magic thoughts. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:48 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
FINAL: Heat 93, Magic 83. Miami has somehow won seven of its past nine games while missing multiple starters during the entire stretch. – 5:48 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Heat moves to 21-13 with this 93-83 win over Magic. Butler, Martin with 17 apiece in their first games back… Yurtseven 16,15 – 5:47 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
🚨New Piece🚨
Five Takeaways from Heat’s Win Over the Magic
@5ReasonsSportsfivereasonssports.com/news/five-take…5:47 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Kalamian: “This team has really competed and celebrated each other’s success. Against Miami, the guys couldn’t have been happier and pulling for one another more.” – 5:43 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
we needed a big shot and Max delivered 📦 pic.twitter.com/fovMCcZY4q5:39 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Kalamian on Trey Lyles: “He probably had his best game of the year against Miami…he’s done a great job and we like Trey Lyles around here.” – 5:38 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
STRUUUUUUUS – 5:35 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Omer Yurtseven with career-highs in points and rebounds today. – 5:35 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
we lead 82-72 with 5:23 left to go
#HEATNation let’s hear you! pic.twitter.com/qqfrM5WjKn5:30 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Caleb Martin up to 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting in his return from protocols. – 5:30 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Freddie Gillespie was six years old when Udonis Haslem made his pro debut. He just blocked his shot there – 5:22 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Caleb through traffic 🚦
he’s got our last seven in the 3rd pic.twitter.com/RFPeuDkfyu5:19 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
END OF 3RD QUARTER BOX: Miami 72, Orlando 60 pic.twitter.com/YubvmMHVhF5:19 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of third quarter: Heat 72, Magic 60. Jimmy Butler with 14 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Omer Yurtseven with 14 points and 12 rebounds. – 5:18 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat 72, Magic 60 going into fourth. Butler (14-10), Yurtseven (14-12) with Heat double-doubles. Herro ejected for 2 Ts. – 5:17 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Tyler Herro called for his second technical and ejected. He scored a season-low two points in 19 minutes today. – 5:17 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Tyler Herro got himself tossed. – 5:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Damn. Tyler Herro snapped after that call and the refs sent him packing very quickly. – 5:17 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro took Kyle Lowry’s role tonight too literally – 5:16 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Gabe starting the 3rd HOT 🔥
8 points and counting in the quarter for No. 2 pic.twitter.com/YUQPcgEzXV5:04 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Max Strus slipping screens for Duncan Robinson is for sure an effective set – 5:01 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat has shot 4 of 5 on threes in the third quarter to build a 60-48 lead over the Magic. – 5:01 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler back means some mid-post touches are back
Not completely, but slightly
Still can see the difference
That came out of the first Gabe three – 5:00 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Gabe keeps it alive, Duncan buries it pic.twitter.com/T5QREX3md95:00 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler just reached 1,000 career offensive rebounds. – 4:58 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
head dog in charge ⚓️ pic.twitter.com/FzseOTPYSq4:57 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
To his credit, Duncan Robinson keeps shooting. – 4:57 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Max Strus trying to take PJ Tucker’s corner crown – 4:52 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Yurt got himself a double-double at the half 💪 pic.twitter.com/jophhyXciO4:42 PM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Halftime: Heat 42, Magic 39
Gary Harris leads all scorers with 13 pts
Orlando will look to limit turnovers (11) and do a better job of controlling the glass (allowed Miami to get 10 offensive rebounds) in the second half. – 4:39 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Jimmy Butler shows off his arm and hits Caleb Martin for the fastbreak slam 💥🔨
pic.twitter.com/u2PCoP4i2S4:38 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
HALFTIME BOX: Miami 42, Orlando 39 pic.twitter.com/1j0tI9pZOD4:37 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Halftime: Heat 42, Magic 39. Heat winning despite shooting just 2 of 16 on threes in the first half in part because it has taken 11 more shots than the Magic with the help of 10 offensive rebounds and 12 Orlando turnovers. – 4:37 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat got up seven in second, go into half up 42-39 on Magic. Yurtseven with 12-10 in the first half. – 4:36 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Heat up 3 at the half while shooting 13% from three
Hmmm – 4:36 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Omer Yurtseven with a double-double in the first half with 12 points and 10 rebounds. – 4:35 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
oh Caleb REALLY back 😤 pic.twitter.com/M9paQlGjLs4:29 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Caleb back!
(Tyler is up to six assists already) pic.twitter.com/jM1hx8D2OU4:26 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Tyler Herro up to six assists and Caleb Martin makes the Heat’s first three after its first nine attempts from outside were missed.
Heat ahead 33-29. – 4:22 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Tyler still in the giving mood with the dish to Ömer 💪 pic.twitter.com/VKba8nLzcv4:19 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
A little back and forth between Tyler Herro and R.J. Hampton. The two were separated before anything really happened. Double technicals called. – 4:18 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro and RJ Hampton we’re jawing back and forth way before that
Seemed like RJ was letting him know about his defense – 4:17 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
knockdown 🎯
9 PTS in 10 MIN for @BestThingSince_ 🔥
📺: https://t.co/YXfnxXZrr2 pic.twitter.com/1dsUq1Cm5I4:17 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Udonis Haslem is averaging about 206 points per 48 minutes over the last two seasons. Commence your All-Star voting. – 4:14 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Udonis Haslem with six points and two rebounds in six minutes. – 4:13 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
leading scorer with 10 first-quarter points
good to be back pic.twitter.com/ZWVqeT1vtP4:12 PM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
End 1Q: Magic 24, Heat 22
Gary Harris leads Orlando with nine points
Magic – 47.4% FG | 33.3% 3PT
Heat – 45% FG | 0% 3PT – 4:11 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
End of the first, plenty more basketball to go pic.twitter.com/I0snHsEEPO4:10 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
END OF 1ST QUARTER BOX: Orlando 24, Miami 22 pic.twitter.com/J7IloginMA4:09 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Udonis Haslem is a major emotional spark, but his production has been consistent in his minutes
Off-ball screening at the top of the key, good positional rolling, and great finishing
He’s been good – 4:09 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of first quarter: Magic 24, Heat 22. Jimmy Butler with 10 points. – 4:09 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Also dealing with health and safety protocols for the Heat: assistant coach Caron Butler and head athletic trainer Jay Sabol. – 4:08 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Magic 24, Heat 22 at end of one. Butler 10 points (4 of 5 FTs) in return. Heat 0 for 5 on 3s. – 4:08 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Haslem with four points. Only Butler (10) has more for Heat at the moment. – 4:07 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Udonis Haslem with four straight points for the Heat. He’s playing in a third straight game for the first time since December 2017, as @kristenhewitt noted. – 4:07 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Tyler finds Jimmy on the go route for 2️⃣ pic.twitter.com/KAhUKafRqg4:06 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler with 7 of the Heat’s 16 shot attempts
Aggressive Jimmy so far – 4:03 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Caleb Martin in the game. – 3:59 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
If a Herro-Duncan-Strus lineup isn’t scoring for a short stretch, you better go away from it
Went from 16-12 to 21-12 quick – 3:57 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Magic ahead 21-12. Heat has missed its first five three-point attempts. – 3:57 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
that’s a vintage Jimmy bucket right there pic.twitter.com/NNwp5MAHdO3:53 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler still getting a very friendly whistle
And-1 jumper – 3:50 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler attacking mismatches in the post. He’s back. – 3:48 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
The @Orlando Magic have now made at least one three-point field goal in 1,163 consecutive games, dating all the way back to March 17, 2007.
It stands as the fifth-longest active streak in the #NBA and also the fifth-longest streak in @NBAHistory.
#MagicTogether3:46 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
You can feel it in this building when Duncan Robinson misses – 3:45 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Omer Yurtseven going up strong in the post
Important – 3:44 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
it’s about that time ⏱ pic.twitter.com/QbJZz7Zzxz3:38 PM

Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
to the point JT and Dante are making on the telecast: in December, Gary Harris is scoring 15.1 points in 32.7 minutes per on 49/45/84 shooting. – 3:34 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Butler back in Heat starting lineup, one that now features Yurtseven, Strus, Robinson and Vincent today vs. Magic. – 3:02 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler back in the Heat’s starting lineup. Gabe Vincent starting in place of Kyle Lowry and Omer Yurtseven starting in place of Dewayne Dedmon. – 3:02 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
TONIGHT’S STARTERS
GAME 34 at MIAMI
2️⃣2️⃣G: @Franz Wagner
2️⃣5️⃣F: @admiralelite15
3️⃣4️⃣C: @Wendell Carter Jr.
1️⃣4️⃣G: @Gary Harris
1️⃣2️⃣G: @BestThingSince_
⏰3:30 p.m.
📺@BallySportsFL (coverage begins at 3 p.m.)
📲Bally Sports app
📻@1045thebeat
#MagicTogether – 3:00 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: Jimmy Butler expected to make return, but Heat still without three starters vs. Magic miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Erik Spoelstra on now adjusting to life without Lowry, his sense of relief when learning about Dedmon’s MRI and more – 2:44 PM
Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
Jimmy Butler expected back in the lineup #miamiheat si.com/nba/heat/miami…2:36 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Per Magic: Cole Anthony will not play today at Miami due to right ankle injury maintenance.
Orlando has ruled out 13 players for today’s game in Miami. – 2:36 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler has officially been upgraded to probable for the Heat vs. Magic. – 2:32 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per Magic: Cole Anthony will not play today at Miami due to right ankle injury maintenance. – 2:27 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
UPDATE:
Cole Anthony will not play today at Miami due to right ankle injury maintenance. pic.twitter.com/lGif3ee0Ku2:27 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Cole Anthony will not play today at Miami due to right ankle injury maintenance. – 2:26 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
🚨 @Orlando Magic INJURY UPDATE:
Cole Anthony will not play today at Miami due to right ankle injury maintenance.
#MagicTogether2:25 PM
Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
The evolution of Tyler Herro continues #miamiheat si.com/nba/heat/miami…2:11 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
And today’s winner (loser?) on the injury-list report is Orlando, with 15 players on the latest injury report, 12 of whom are listed as “out.” Detroit and Toronto have 12 each. Mavericks have not submitted their update yet. – 2:05 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Heat say Jimmy Butler will warm up with the intent to play in today’s game against Orlando. A tailbone injury has sidelined Butler since Dec. 6.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com2:04 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Caleb Martin is back
Tyler Herro still going
Getting some work in pic.twitter.com/25KA82H1Vy2:03 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
go all out 💧
#ULTRADrip x #MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/pCtvmDPG672:00 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Some early work for Gabe Vincent
More of a workload tonight pic.twitter.com/nPpoHnpAA71:58 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#ORLvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: Jimmy Butler (tailbone) will warm up with the intent to play in tonight’s game vs the Magic.
P.J. Tucker (leg) has been ruled out. – 1:48 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler plans to play today vs. Magic. P.J. Tucker remains out. – 1:48 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat pregame update from Erik Spoelstra:
Jimmy Butler (tailbone): Warming up with intention to play.
P.J. Tucker (leg): Out today.
Otherwise: Adebayo, Morris, Dedmon, Lowry, Oladipo out, with Martin back from protocols. – 1:47 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Jimmy Butler intends to play. PJ Tucker remains out. – 1:47 PM
Jason Jackson @TheJaxShow
ICYMI – @Udonis Haslem making sure the holidays are bright! Kudos to Jose Cisneros & @CourtneyFallon_ for editing and producing respectively. @Miami Heat #HEATCulture pic.twitter.com/gG6zKI43mW12:33 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
past frames against the Miami Heat 📸
#NBA75 x #MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/p7c5cZxlPv12:32 PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
Programming note before today’s Magic-Heat game: I’m off for the rest of the year, so I won’t be on coverage today or the games against the Bucks later this week.
I appreciate everyone’s who’s been rocking with me and l’ll check back in 2022.
Stay safe and happy new year! 🙏🏾 – 11:43 AM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Franz Wagner has scored in double figures in 15 straight games – the most by any @NBA rookie this season.
It is the longest streak by a Magic rookie since Jameer Nelson in 2005 (17 games) ✨ pic.twitter.com/bQTBSJVq0d11:42 AM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
Forward @Franz Wagner has scored in double figures in 15 straight games – the most by any rookie in the #NBA this season.
The Orlando Magic play at Miami today. Coverage on Bally Sports Florida begins at 3 P.M.
#MagicTogether
#NBARooks
#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/M7Llp4Ctfg11:28 AM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
We know a certain someone is excited to be back with his teammates 😬 pic.twitter.com/AblVoScHmE11:17 AM

Surya Fernandez @SuryaHeatNBA
GAME PREVIEW: Miami Heat seek to extend home win streak against Orlando Magic hothothoops.com/2021/12/26/228…11:03 AM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
A little Sunday afternoon hoops to enjoy with your Christmas leftovers pic.twitter.com/iC8PqUTdm510:36 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat retain Zylan Cheatham but have other options with Kyle Lowry in protocols. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… J.R. Smith, Michael Beasley, Mario Chalmers among those lobbying for COVID replacement deals. – 10:27 AM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
a Sunday matinee in South Beach
🆚: @Miami Heat
📍: Miami, FL
🕞: 3:30 p.m.
📺: @BallySportsFL
📻: @1045thebeat pic.twitter.com/BvQbuTRdYH9:30 AM

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