Magic starting PG Jameer Nelson missed his seventh game of the season Friday night, sitting out against the Brooklyn Nets at Amway Center.

The club said that Nelson had a strained Achilles tendon in his left foot.

Nelson missed six games from Nov. 4-13 with a strained hamstring and groin. He is averaging 13.0 points and 5.6 assist per game.

E'Twaun Moore started for the Magic and was backed up by Ish Smith.

The Nets were without center Brook Lopez, who sprained his left foot on Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics. Andray Blatche started in his place.

Nets coach Avery Johnson said that Blatche is "capable" and has started games before in the league. Brooklyn signed the big man after the Washington Wizards used their amnesty provision on him last season.

Blatche squared off against Magic C Nik Vucevic, who had struggled offensively entering the game.

"This great for Nik being a starting player," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said of Vucevic, who was primarily a back-up with the Philadelphia 76ers last season. "There are no nights off. It's no secret that he's struggled the past few games.