Magic's Lee won't travel for Game 1

Updated: May 4, 2009, 1:08 AM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Starting guard Courtney Lee will not travel with the Orlando Magic to Boston as he recovers from surgery on his fractured sinus.

Courtney Lee

Lee

Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said before the team left Sunday that he hoped Lee would fly up to Boston with a team doctor Monday to watch Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Celtics. Lee did not attend the Magic's practices this weekend.

Lee was injured in Game 5 of Orlando's first-round series against Philadelphia on an inadvertent elbow by teammate Dwight Howard. Lee will have to wear a protective mask if he returns. Van Gundy said he does not expect Lee back anytime soon and if he plays at all this series, it would be a "bonus."

J.J. Redick started Game 6 for the Magic in Lee's place and is expected to do the same in the second round.


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