Nelson returning to Magic

Updated: December 21, 2009, 10:11 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jameer Nelson is back for the Orlando Magic.

Coach Stan Van Gundy says the All-Star point guard will return against the Utah Jazz on Monday night. Nelson will come off the bench in place of Jason Williams, pushing Anthony Johnson back into a reserve role.

Nelson has not played since he had surgery Nov. 18 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. He practiced for the first time in about a month Sunday. He was averaging 13.7 points and 5.5 assists before getting ...

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