Orlando's "Big Baby" admitted to being nervous. "I haven't felt like that since the Final Four in college," said Glen Davis, who as a sophomore helped lead LSU to the national semifinals. "I was so nervous, but when I got that first spin move, I was like, 'Uh-oh, I'm back.' That's my move right there." Forgive Davis for the jitters on Saturday night. When he stepped on the AmericanAirlines Arena court with four minutes remaining in the first quarter, it was the seven-year veteran's first game in nearly 10 months. That was because the Magic power forward suffered a fractured left foot on Jan. 30 at New York. His return was pushed back further after another procedure was needed in July to stabilize the fifth metatarsal in the foot. Although saying he was "rusty," Davis had a team-high 20 points and five rebounds in Orlando's 101-99 loss to the Miami Heat. "It felt good out there," he said. "I didn't expect to play that many minutes. How many was it?" Told he played 27 minutes — actually 26:14 — Davis replied: "I don't mind, I've been off for a long time." Davis sat in front of his locker sporting a Band-Aid next to his right eye to cover three stitches for a cut received late in the game courtesy of LeBron James. "He elbowed me — he didn't do it on purpose," Davis said. "We were scrambling for the ball." Despite the gash, Davis said he was happy to make his return against the two-time defending NBA champions.
Glen Davis makes an impact in return to the Magic
Fox Sports Florida | Nov 24