The Orlando Magic will be without point guard Rafer Alston, who will serve a one-game suspension Friday night for slapping Eddie House in the back of the head during in Game 2 Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics. The NBA is expected to make the official announcement later Thursday. The Magic will move veteran backup Anthony Johnson into the starting lineup.
The Magic have been without shooting guard Courtney Lee through the first two games of the series, but he is expected to return for Game 3. The series is tied at 1-1. Lee has been out since Game 5 of the Magic's opening round series against Philadelphia when he was elbowed in the face by teammate Dwight Howard. Lee had surgery to repair a fractured sinus cavity. He will play Friday with a custom fitted face mask.