Not only was the Orlando Magic's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers an ugly one, it was a costly one as well.
One night after losing to the Lakers, the Magic, in Portland to take on the red hot Trail Blazers, will be without the services of both Tobias Harris and Evan Fournier due to injuries sustained in Friday night's loss. Harris, who missed a pair of games earlier this season with a calf injury, will be out with a sprained left ankle, while Fournier will miss his second game of the season, this time with a sprained right knee. Along with those two, reserve point guard Luke Ridnour will be a game time decision with a sprained right ankle.
In their absence, third-year forward Maurice Harkless will be activated, with Fournier being moved to the inactive list for the night. Harkless, who has been in coach Jacque Vaughn's dog house for much of the season, will need to take this opportunity and prove that he deserves playing time. The likes of Ben Gordon, Willie Green and rookie Devyn Marble could also see an increase in minutes with two key wings out.