Nelson back in Magic lineup after 5-game absence

Updated: January 30, 2008, 6:57 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Point guard Jameer Nelson returned to the Orlando Magic lineup Wednesday night after missing five games because of a strained right foot tendon.

Jameer Nelson


Nelson didn't start for the Magic against the Miami Heat.

"He's done one day of basketball in the last two weeks. ... But he looks healthy," Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said.

Orlando went 4-1 without Nelson, who entered Wednesday averaging 11 points and 5.8 assists on 46 percent shooting.

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