A stomach virus moving through the Orlando Magic has forced the team to send home four key players.
The Magic are without four players, including center Dwight Howard, because of a stomach virus that has left the team short-handed for its game against Detroit on Friday night.
Mickael Pietrus scored all 12 of his points in the fourth quarter and Jameer Nelson hit a big 3-pointer in the closing minutes, leading the Orlando Magic to a 98-92 win Sunday over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who rested LeBron James for the playoffs.
Magic point guard Jameer Nelson and forward Mickael Pietrus were sidelined against the Bucks with injuries.
ESPN.com writers forecast the finish for the 2009-10 Orlando Magic.
The Gamer uncovers six unexpected players who could light up the virtual court
How will the Orlando Magic fare in 2009-10? Here's John Hollinger's projection.
Manager, teacher, coach, whatever. Bottom line, Phil Jackson is the greatest NBA coach there has ever been, Chris Broussard writes.
With a talented young core and money to keep key players, the Lakers are the team to beat in 2009-10.
Who you calling soft? Pau Gasol quelled any questions of his toughness in Game 4
Rafer Alston's absence from most of the second half was a puzzling omission, Chris Broussard writes.
The Orlando Magic had Game 4 of the 2009 NBA Finals in their hands, and then dropped it, writes Chris Sheridan.
If the Magic are going to even up the NBA Finals, it will come through their bread and butter: 3s and dunks.
The Orlando Magic handled the Los Angeles Lakers twice during the regular season. J.A. Adande examines whether the Finals will be different.
ESPN.com previews the Magic's' season, with predictions, lineups, fantasy forecast and the NBA Dish podcast.