Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said this morning that rookie forward Gordon Hayward will start tonight during a game against Houston at EnergySolutions Arena.
Utah's Deron Williams (wrist), Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) and Mehmet Okur (back) are out. Paul Millsap (left pinkie, right thumb) is a game-time decision.
Reserve point guard Earl Watson will start in place of Williams for the fourth consecutive game.
Kirilenko said that his ankle is sore and believes it is a day-to-day injury. He is unsure whether he will be able to play Friday at Denver.
Okur said that his injury is the same one he dealt with in early January. He is not sure when he will return to action, and acknowledged that he might have come back too soon and pushed himself too hard when recovering from past injuries this season. He plans to work on his conditioning during the interim, and does not plan to take the court until he is 100 percent.
— Brian T. Smith
|1.||GOP pushes social issues at conservative showcase|
|2.||LDS leader tells Mormons to embrace their history, keep their faith|
|3.||Satirical musical ‘The Book of Mormon’ set to play Utah theater|
|4.||Transformers 4 trailer has Dinobots and Mark Wahlberg in it|
|5.||Summit County avalanche kills snowmobiler|
|6.||Aereo to shut down Saturday morning in Utah|
|7.||Preview: Tumbleweeds grows a young film audience in Utah|
|8.||Actress Sheila MacRae of ‘Honeymooners’ dies at 92|
|9.||Game review: ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ worthy of franchise name|
|10.||22 Mormon missionaries coming home early from Ukraine|