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Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson will miss the All-Star game because of tendinitis in his left knee.
The team says an MRI confirmed the initial diagnosis. Johnson will sit out the Hawks' next two games: at New York on Wednesday night and a Thursday night contest at home against Orlando. He'll also skip the All-Star Game in Orlando and all related activities this weekend,...
Johnson, the Atlanta Hawks' All-Star guard, was returning to Atlanta for an MRI on his ailing left knee Tuesday and will miss at least two games, another blow to a team already missing star center Al Horford.
The Hawks said Johnson would not play in New York against the Knicks on Wednesday or the following night, when the team returns home to face Orlando.
Johnson, who leads...
The pursuit of Gilbert Arenas by the Lakers appears to also be tied to a possible trade for Ramon Sessions.
The lion's share of Orlando's leverage could be decided by how confident Dwight Howard is in earning a maximum-salary contract in the season after his contract with New Jersey or Dallas would expire.
Dwight Howard had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Orlando Magic rolled to a 108-91 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night.
Howard, who can become a free agent in July if the Magic don't trade him by the March 15 trading deadline, got the loudest cheers from the crowd of 15,364 in the pregame introductions.
And the center didn't disappoint in leading the Magic...
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard called the love and appreciation New Jersey Nets fans and the organization showed him on Wednesday night "a humbling experience," but would not comment on his potential desire to join the Nets via trade or free agency.
Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu won't play Wednesday against the New Jersey Nets because of a viral infection.Turkoglu didn't make the trip with the team to New Jersey because of the illness.The 32-year-old is averaging 11.5 points and 3.80 rebounds in 31 games for the Magic this season.
Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson was not in the starting lineup Thursday night because of a strained left knee. Chris Duhon was slated to start in Nelson's place against the Atlanta Hawks. Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Nelson, who has started 28 games this season, was injured in the Magic's 108-91 victory Wednesday night at New Jersey.