Utah Jazz: Jefferson misses practice with a sore back
Published: December 26, 2013 11:16PM
Updated: December 27, 2013 12:05AM
Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) runs back down court after hitting a shot to put the Jazz up 87-80, with12.5 seconds left in overtime, in NBA action, as the Jazz faced the Chicago Bulls, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, November 25, 2013.

Jazz forward Richard Jefferson missed practice Thursday because of a sore back.

Jefferson’s availability Friday night against the Los Angles Lakers will be a game-time decision, according to team spokesman Jonathan Rinehart.

Jefferson has started all 31 games this season. He averages 10 points an 2.9 rebounds in 26.5 points. He leads the Jazz in three-point percentage.

The Jazz come off a 104-94 loss at Memphis on Monday night.

Coach Tyrone Corbin gave his players two days off for the Christmas holiday before the Jazz reconvened for a noon practice on Thursday.

— Steve Luhm