It was a successful week for the Orlando Magic, as the team went 4-0 with wins against the Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets, and Los Angeles Lakers to extend their winning streak, overall, to five games. Leading the way for Orlando was Jameer Nelson, who is continuing to show he's returning to the form that made him an All-Star last year.
Head coach Stan Van Gundy has been doing an excellent job of monitoring Nelson's minutes to maximize his effectiveness, given the way he plays, and the move has been working. As David Steele noted in a podcast before yesterday's game between the Magic and the Lakers, Nelson is at his best when he's in attack mode. The results, lately, speak for themselves. With 10 games gone by since the All-Star break, in which Nelson has sustained a relatively high level of play, it's safe to say he's back.