This was a game between the #1 and #2 teams in the East and for that reason alone should have been a must-watch. It also featured the two best personalities the NBA has to offer in Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy and Shaquille O'Neal, but the main storyline tonight was the latter's "feud" with Dwight Howard. Shaq is upset because Howard "stole his nickname." I am serious.
The game itself was good as O'Neal stepped up and tried to take it to Howard, but overall the Magic are just too deep. They have the best starting lineup in the league and a solid bench as well. They're my pick to come out of the East this year and this game reaffirmed that.