Wendell Carter’s return helps defense in Magic’s overtime win against Heat

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic are hoping the return of their starting big man will lead to better defensive performances. Saturday’s 126-114 overtime win over the Miami Heat at Amway Center was a step in the right direction. Wendell Carter Jr. was back in the lineup after missing the previous three games — losses to the Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz — because of hip pain. “He does so many little things,” coach Jamahl Mosley said pregame. “Like his ability to (know) when to roll and where to roll in pick-and-rolls. It’s why he and Franz [Wagner] have such a great con…

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