Magic lose to Jazz as Wendell Carter aims to return for next game

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Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — Starting big man Wendell Carter Jr. sat for the third consecutive game in the Orlando Magic’s 131-124 home loss to the Utah Jazz, but he’s hoping to play in the next game. Carter told the Orlando Sentinel ahead of Thursday’s loss that he’s planning to return to the lineup Saturday vs. the Miami Heat at Amway Center, the last of the four-game homestand. He missed Sunday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers and Tuesday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks because of hip pain. Carter told the Sentinel he started feeling the pain in his hip and groin areas after the team returned to Centr…

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