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Aaron Gordon to play on Friday

After missing two games with a concussion, Gordon will return to the lineup against the Trailblazers

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The shorthanded Magic will get one key piece back on Friday against the Trailblazers: Aaron Gordon.

Gordon, the Magic’s leading scorer has missed two games after suffering a concussion on Dec. 8, will return to the Magic starting lineup, which has also been without second-leading scorer Evan Fournier.

Frank Vogel told reporters on Friday morning that Gordon, averaging 18.5, points per game, will be available against the Trailblazers.

John Denton of reported that Gordon plans to wear a mouthpiece for the first time since his rookie season after his teeth took the brunt of his collision with Gary Harris.

Jonathan Isaac, who has missed 16 games since suffering a sprained ankle on Nov. 11, practiced with the team for the first time on Thursday but will be held out of Friday’s game as a precaution.

Arron Afflalo will miss his second consecutive game.