Magic's Howard, Redick among four sitting out tonight with stomach virus
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A stomach virus moving through the Orlando Magic has forced the team to send home four key players.
A Magic spokesman said Jameer Nelson and J.J. Redick took a flight back to Orlando before Saturday's game at Milwaukee because of the illness. Dwight Howard and Mickael Pietrus came back before the team's game at Detroit on Friday night.
Forward Ryan Anderson also is in a walking boot with a sprained right foot and will not play. So Orlando will have only eight players active against the Bucks.
The Magic have won six straight games. They still managed to beat Detroit despite playing short-handed. During a win at Chicago on Wednesday, Pietrus vomited in the hallway at one point in the first half.
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