Hedo Turkoglu's season halted almost as soon as it began. In the middle of the third quarter of the opening game against Denver he went to swipe at Danilo Gallinari and found his hand broken. Turkoglu left that first game after playing only 16 minutes and scoring six points on 3-for-4 shooting.
The Magic determined he had broken his hand that night and would be out indefinitely. Nearly two months later, Turkoglu finally played his second game Saturday night, coming off the bench in Toronto's 35-point win over Orlando on Saturday night.
Now comes the hard part, doing it again, getting consistency and regaining his form.
"Today, I was real nervous in the beginning and excited to get back with my team," Turkoglu said. "I was expecting the first game to be like this. I’m not worried about it.
"These next few games, it’s going to be doing the best I can to get into better shape. As you guys know, game shape is always different than practice or...