Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson will miss his fourth consecutive game when the Orlando Magic host the Portland Trail Blazers tonight at Amway Center, coach Jacque Vaughn said after the Magic completed their shootaround this morning.
Nelson and Vaughn have said Nelson is suffering from a sore left knee.
Nelson last played on March 18, in the opening game of the Magic’s recently completed four-game West Coast road trip, and he said his knee was troubling him even before then.
Victor Oladipo is expected to start once again in Nelson’s place, and Oladipo likely will spend much of the game matching up against Portland’s All-Star point guard, Damian Lillard.
The Magic (19-52) have lost nine consecutive games.
The Trail Blazers (45-26) will be playing on the second night of a back-to-back.
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