Orlando Magic big man Mo Bamba is expected to be available for Wednesday’s home game vs. the Los Angeles Clippers after being sidelined for 1½ weeks.
He was removed from the team’s injury report, with coach Jamahl Mosley saying Bamba practiced Tuesday afternoon.
Bamba missed five games because of back pain/spasms, last playing in the Nov. 27 home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, when he left the game after playing 12 minutes because of back issues.
He started five of six games in place of the injured Wendell Carter Jr. before being sidelined., averaging 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds in 26.4 minutes.
Bamba’s averaging 8.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 18.7 minutes (19 games — five starts) on the season.
Carter (strained right plantar fascia), Gary Harris (strained right hamstring), Jonathan Isaac (left knee injury recovery), Chuma Okeke (left knee soreness) and Jalen Suggs (right ankle soreness) will sit Wednesday.
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