Orlando Magic host Miami Heat tonight at Amway Center



photo by Issac Baldizonn
  • photo by Issac Baldizonn

Monday, Dec. 31 – Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat

5 p.m.

Amway Center

400 W. Church St.




It’s always fun when regional rivals the Orlando Magic meet up with the Miami Heat, but this New Year’s Eve matchup is extra intriguing, considering the adorably competitive drive of the “Dwight who?” Magic lineup this season. New coach Jacque Vaughn has his boys surprisingly in line, but that doesn’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 Redick’s perfectly manicured hair will likely be ruffled by the game’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! – Ashley Belanger

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.