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As Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports, Orlando Magic center Glen Davis hopes to return to the lineup Wednesday against the Boston Celtics, his former team, following a one-game absence due to a hyperextended right knee. Davis initially suffered the injury in Sunday's victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers after landing awkwardly on the foot of Samardo Samuels and had to leave the game immediately. He did not return that night, nor did he suit up for Monday's win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Davis had been starting at center for Dwight Howard, the six-time All-Star who's battling a herniated disc in his lower back. In his nine starts, Davis has averaged 15.7 points and nine boards per game on 47.1 percent shooting, a sharp improvement on the 38.9 percent mark he's posted as a reserve.
"I hope I score 50," Davis said when asked about his reaction to playing against his former team in Boston for just the second time.
The Magic acquired Davis and reserve shooting guard Von Wafer from Boston in a sign-and-trade deal for power forward Brandon Bass prior to the start of the season. In 277 games as a Celtic, Davis won one championship and carved out a role as a key reserve, averaging 7.6 points and 4.1 rebounds in 21 minutes per game overall.
Tipoff between Boston and Orlando is set for 8 Eastern on ESPN nationally and Fox Sports Florida in the Orlando market.