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Harris will play, Millsap might not vs. Warriors

Published April 6, 2012 12:55 pm

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Jazz point guard Devin Harris will return from a sprained ankle Friday night against Golden State, but forward Paul Millsap will be a game-time decision because of the stomach flu.Millsap did not participate in the morning shootaround after he "picked up a bug" Thursday night, coach Tyrone Corbin said.Millsap has averaged 24.8 points and 9.3 rebounds in the last three games. If he can't play against the Warriors, Corbin said, Derrick Favors will take his place in the starting lineup. Favors finished with 23 points and 17 rebounds in Utah's 99-92 overtime win over Golden State on March 17. Golden State brings a 21-32 record to EnergySolutions Arena, including six losses in its last seven games. But the Warriors have played well against Utah. On Feb. 2 in Oakland, they routed the Jazz, 119-101.Meanwhile, Utah comes off 107-105 home loss to Phoenix."They are ... like Phoenix," Corbin said. "They want to create an uptempo game. They will play small ball at times and try to create mismatches. They are going to play a lot of zone, too. We have to do a better job — especially with our second group — of handling the zone."Corbin knows the Jazz don't want to play a track-meet type of game against Golden State, describing such a pace as "a trap. ... We want to make sure we make them play against our half-court sets. We should have an advantage inside. So we want to make sure we try to attack them inside."— Steve Luhm