Magic's Aaron Gordon to miss 3rd straight game with hip flexor

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon will miss his third straight game Saturday against the Washington Wizards because of a strained left hip flexor, the team announced.

Gordon is averaging a team-leading 18.4 points per game this season. It was announced Friday that he would be returning to compete in the Slam Dunk contest during NBA All-Star Weekend for a third time.

He attempted to go through a practice Friday, but he was forced to exit with some lingering pain in the hip.

Marreese Speights started in place of Gordon in Wednesday's win over the Lakers, so both he and Wesley Iwundu will be in line for increased minutes Saturday.