From Brian Schmitz:
LOS ANGELES – In a reversal from this afternoon, Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson will play tonight in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the L.A. Lakers. He is expected to take the backup role normally played by Anthony Johnson. Nelson has been feverishly trying to come back early from Feb. 19 shoulder surgery. The Magic have been evaluating his progress the last few days, and it appeared he might be a long shot to play after returning to practice this week. But late this afternoon the Magic indicated that he would see limited time.