Dwyane Wade emerged from the training room wearing a black robe and with a thick bag of ice strapped to his aching right wrist.

"It's all right now," Wade said.

Unlikely as it seemed a few days ago, so are the Miami Heat, who enjoyed a rare romp past the Orlando Magic.

Wade had 25 points and seven assists, Michael Beasley added 22 points and the host Heat were in control throughout an easy 104-86 victory over the Eastern Conference champion Magic last night.

Wade sat out the entire fourth quarter for the third straight game, all of them routs with Miami winning the last two. Since a pair of team meetings following a 28-point home loss to Memphis on Sunday, the Heat are 2-0 with an average winning margin of 19 points.

Dorell Wright and Quentin Richardson each scored 11 points for the Heat, who beat their Southeast Division rivals for the second time in two meetings this year after netting only one win against Orlando in the previous three seasons combined.

"I think if we continue to play with this focus, play with this energy, we'll be a pretty tough team to beat," Beasley said.

Dwight Howard finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Magic, who fell to 15-4 against the East this season. J.J. Redick scored 13 points, Mickael Pietrus added 12 and Vince Carter was scoreless for the first 21 minutes before finishing with 10 points for Orlando.

Magic coach Stan Van Gundy wanted to shoulder the blame for last night's loss, saying he tinkered with Orlando's defensive schemes beforehand.

"I hate to say it, but before the game I saw this coming," Van Gundy said.

Van Gundy may soon get some help with his lineup.

Before the game, he said he expects Jameer Nelson back by next week.

Nelson had surgery Nov. 18 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. He was averaging 13.7 points and 5.5 assists before getting hurt.

Van Gundy said Nelson is scheduled to practice Sunday, and if all goes well it might not be long before the All-Star is back in Orlando's starting five.

In another game:

* At Chicago, Luol Deng scored 24 points, John Salmons added 20 and the Bulls rallied from 17 down to beat the New York Knicks, 98-89, for their third win in 14 games.

The Knicks led by as many as 17 in the first quarter thanks to a torrid start by Al Harrington, who scored 14 of his 18 points in the period.

Knicks guard Larry Hughes missed the game because of a strained left groin. He is also expected to sit out tonight's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.


* Denver point guard Chauncey Billups might miss tonight's game at New Orleans because of a strained left groin he suffered in the second half of Wednesday's win over Houston.

* Chicago forward Tyrus Thomas returned to practice, according to a report on ESP.com. Thomas broke his left forearm last month during a weight-room training session and hasn't played since Nov. 5. He is only participating in noncontact and shooting drills.

* Portland called up forward Anthony Tolliver from their NBA Development League affiliate. The 6-9, 240-pound forward out of Creighton averaged 20.7 points and 9.9 rebounds in seven starts with the Idaho Stampede.