The Orlando Magic, who are already without one starting guard, will be happy to hear that another won’t be out tonight.
Jameer Nelson, who is battling a sinus infection has suited up against the Washington Wizards.
The Magic (17-41) aren’t playing for wins, but with Arron Afflalo already out, it’s a big relief to have at least one veteran guard on the court for the young team.
Afflalo is missing his second straight game after suffering an ankle injury in a double overtime win against the New York Knicks. Afflalo has averaged a career high of 19.7 points this season.
Nelson, 32, has spent all 9 seasons of his career on the Magic after the team traded for his rights on draft night.
He’s averaged 12.5 points and 6.7 assists this season.
Nelson also holds career averages of 12.6 points and 5.3 assists.
The Wizards are without starting power forward Nene. He suffered an MCL injury and will be out 4-6 weeks.