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W2W4: C's vs. Magic (Game 26 of 82)

The Boston Celtics (10-15, 3-7 away) visit the Orlando Magic (10-20, 3-8 home) on Tuesday night at the Amway Center (7 p.m., CSN). Here's what to watch for:

Nelson back in Orlando: Celtics newcomer Jameer Nelson, who spent the first 10 NBA seasons of his career with the Magic, returns to Orlando to play against his former team for the first time on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Nelson is still learning the Boston playbook and identifying his role, but has already embraced the idea of being a veteran leader. “I’ll give everything I have for my guys in this locker room," Nelson told reporters at Monday's practice, according to the Celtics' team website. "I’ll try to help the coaches out once I get comfortable." Nelson was one of three players acquired from Dallas in last week's Rajon Rondo swap. He had three points, three assists, and two turnovers over 20 minutes in his Boston debut Sunday in Miami.

Magic in focus: The Celtics handed the Magic a 109-92 defeat last week in Boston. Orlando is now on a four-game losing streak and its numbers have been pretty ugly in that span. The Magic own an offensive rating of 96.4 during that four-game span and a defensive rating of 106.9. That minus-10.5 differential ranks 27th in the league in that span.

Loose Balls: This is the second game in six days for the two teams, who will play two games five days apart in March to close out the four-game season series. ... Orlando ha averaged only 89 points per game during their four-game losing streak. ... Celtics rookie James Young (shoulder) returned to full practice activities Monday and could be available on Tuesday.

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