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Wizards Vs. Magic: Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson Both Won't Play

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The Washington Wizards' quest to continue the Orlando Magic's woes just got a nice boost, as both of Orlando's starting guards won't play. Jameer Nelson and Jason Richardson both won't be in the lineup on Wednesday night, per Joshua Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.

Nelson left the Magic's game against the New Orleans Hornets on Friday and has not placed since. Richardson hurt his knee in the Magic's 74-69 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. Chris Duhon and J.J. Redick will probably start in their places.

The Wizards should still tread carefully, though. It's true that the Magic are reeling and now have to play without their starting backcourt, but this is a team that has historically been a bad matchup for Washington. Dwight Howard is going to be a load no matter who starts alongside him.