Magic PG Nelson out vs. Hawks with sprained ankle

The Orlando Magic will be without starting point guard Jameer

Nelson against Atlanta on Monday night because of a sprained left

ankle.

Nelson was hurt late in Friday’s win against New Jersey and

missed the team’s win at Charlotte on Friday. Chris Duhon will

again start in his place, and Jason Williams will serve as the

backup.

Magic coach Stan Van Gundy says they hope to get Nelson back for

Wednesday’s game against Utah but it is more likely to be Friday

against Toronto.

The good news for the Magic: Vince Carter will start against

Atlanta Monday night. Carter had strained his right hip in a hard

fall late in the victory at Charlotte.