Batum will sit out Hornets' regular-season finale vs. Magic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hornets coach Steve Clifford says small forward Nicolas Batum will not play Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic because of a sore left ankle.

However, center Cody Zeller (sternum contusion) is expected to play if all goes well in warmups.

The Hornets have a chance to capture the No. 5 seed with a win.

Orlando coach Scott Skiles says Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon are expected to play in the season finale against the Hornets.

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