Nelson to start at PG tonight as Magic take on Lakers
Newly acquired C Pau Gasol will play in his third game with LAL tonight; but Andrew Bynum (knee) and former Magic F Trevor Ariza (foot) are out indefinitely.
The probable starting lineup for LAL:
G... Derek Fisher (12.7 ppg)
G... Kobe Bryant (27.6 ppg, 6.2 rebs, 5.3 asts)
F... Vladimir Radmanovic (7.7 ppg)
F... Lamar Odom (13.4 ppg, 9.6 rebs)
C... Pau Gasol (18.9 ppg, 8.8 rebs)
Top reserves: Jordan Farmar (9.4 ppg); Sasha Vujacic (7.3 ppg); Luke Walton (7.1 ppg); Ronny Turiaf (6.9 ppg)
JNelson returns to the starting PG spot for the Magic after not starting for 10 games. Magic have won 9 of their last 12 games, including 6 of their last 7 at home; but Lakers have beaten them twice in a row in ORL. Magic beat LAL earlier this season, and are 1 1/2 pt favorites tonight (www.pinnaclesports.com).