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Gimpy Jazz now have lost Millsap for 7-10 days
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Jazz forward Paul Millsap will be sidelined 7-to-10 days after suffering a sprained posterior cruciate knee ligament on Tuesday night at Milwaukee.

Millsap attended the Jazz's shootaround on Friday morning, when the Jazz announced the results of an MRI exam done on Wednesday. Millsap's PCL is not torn and surgery will not be required, but he will likely wear a knee brace when he returns.

If Millsap is sidelined for 10 days, he will miss five games, starting tonight against Dallas at EnergySolutions Arena. Center Memo Okur, who missed the 94-86 loss at Milwaukee, is listed as doubtful against the Mavs because of recurring back spasms.

Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said he planned to start Andrei Kirilenko in place of Millsap. If Okur can't play, rookie Kosta Koufos will start at center.

Meanwhile, Carlos Boozer won't play because of the quad tendon and knee injury he suffered Nov. 19. He is scheduled to fly to Los Angeles this weekend and will undergo another MRI exam on Monday. According to Jazz spokesperson Jonathan Rinehart, dye will be injected into Boozer's joint so doctors can get a more accurate picture of his condition.

Meanwhile, Jazz point guard Deron Williams is listed as probable against Dallas despite a strained calf. Also, Jarron Collins won't play but his sore elbow is improving and he will travel to Houston, where the Utah plays the Rockets on Saturday night.

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