Owing to back spasms, the Orlando Magic have made Nik Vučević a late scratch for their game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night, reports John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
Prior to Tuesday, Vučević had appeared in all 19 of the Magic's games, averaging 18.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, two assists, and 1.1 blocks in 35.4 minutes. His scoring and block averages lead the team. Entering Tuesday's games, the 24-year-old led all NBAers in total minutes played, at 673.
In the Magic's first meeting with the Warriors, Vučević failed to impress: though he finished with a game-high 13 rebounds, he missed 11 of his 15 shots and tallied 11 points against Golden State's elite defense.
Kyle O`Quinn is set to start in Vučević's place, per Denton, making his fifth appearance of the season.
Tipoff between the Magic and the Warriors is set for 10:30 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida and on ESPN 580 AM.