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Nikola Vucevic activated for bout against Lakers

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The Magic could have their man in the middle back against the Lakers.

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With the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers set to tip off from the Amway Center at 7:00, the Magic could be getting a boost in the form of the return of Nikola Vucevic. Vucevic, who has missed the last three contests with a bone bruise in his right knee, will be activated, with Jason Smtih moving to the inactive list.

During his pregame availability, Magic coach Scott Skiles said Vucevic was going through a workout, and the team would know more in roughly 10 minutes. Skiles also said that if Vucevic is in fact ready to go, he will not start.

In addition to Smith being moved to the inactive list, the Magic will be without reserve point guard C.J. Watson, who is nursing a sore left calf. Shabazz Napier, who has seen minutes in a handful of contests this season, will likely get the back up point guard minutes, with Devyn Marble as the emergence backup.

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