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Forward's consecutive games streak ends at 83

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Infected hair follicles on the right leg of
Orlando Magic forward Drew Gooden caused him to miss Sunday night's
game against the Sacramento Kings.

The unusual injury, first believed to be spider bites, ended
Gooden's streak of 83 consecutive games since being acquired in a
trade from Memphis last year. He was the only Orlando player to see
action in all 64 games this season.

The second-year player was limping at practice Saturday, and the
infection required a visit to a hospital emergency room, a team
spokesman said.

Gooden is averaging 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds.