"At first, I thought it would be a pretty bad one, the way it was hurting," Vucevic told the Orlando Sentinel. "But, then, I guess all the treatment we did, all the icing and stuff -- I spent New Year's icing it -- it was worth it. When I woke up in the morning, I was kind of hesitant to step on it to see how it feels, but it felt pretty good. It was painful, but not as bad as I thought it would be."
Jason Maxiell was part of the starting lineup on Thursday and he will stay in that spot until Vucevic returns.
Center Nikola Vucevic sprained his left ankle during Tuesday's game against the Golden State Warriors. He is officially listed as day-to-day and according to the Orlando Sentinel, the starting center will probably miss at least the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.