“Games like this can cement people,” DeVos said quietly after the game, in hallway outside the locker room, in the arena named after the company he built. “Dwight is in a good place now. When you’re young, sometimes you don’t always realize it.”
Howard, playing more inspired than ever, lifted the Magic with 25 points, 24 rebounds and on-the-mark free-throw shooting. He dominated the Heat, who had won nine of their previous 10 games and were looking everything like the championship team they are predicted to be. Until they came to Orlando.