Orlando Magic host Miami Heat tonight at Amway Center
Monday, Dec. 31 â€“ Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat
400 W. Church St.
Itâ€™s always fun when regional rivals the Orlando Magic meet up with the Miami Heat, but this New Yearâ€™s Eve matchup is extra intriguing, considering the adorably competitive drive of the â€śDwight who?â€ť Magic lineup this season. New coach Jacque Vaughn has his boys surprisingly in line, but that doesnâ€™t necessarily mean the year will start with a Magic win. It would take a Herculean effort from Big Baby and his co-point-leader Afflalo to pull this one off, and it goes without saying that Redickâ€™s perfectly manicured hair will likely be ruffled by the gameâ€™s end. The Magic will need to do their homework to defend against the current NBA champs, including Eastern Conference three-point leader Rashard Lewis (remember him?), or else the basket-driving duo of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade could wind up almost literally painting the arena red. Good thing everyone loves to cheer the underdog! â€“ Ashley Belanger