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His availability against the Kings will be a game-time decision, the team announced Monday afternoon.

If Bell can’t play, veteran Josh Howard will likely make his third straight start.

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Jazz vs. Kings

At Power Balance Pavilion

Tipoff » 8 p.m. MST

TV » ROOT Sports

Radio » 1320 AM, 98.7 FM

Records » Jazz 15-17, Kings 11-22

Last meeting » Jazz, 96-93 (Jan. 28)

Season series » Jazz, 1-0

About the Jazz » They have lost three straight and eight of their past 10. ... They have lost four straight on the road by an average of 12.5 points. ... In their past two games, they squandered 13- and 18-point leads (San Antonio, Minnesota). ... They have scored 100 points twice in the past 11 games.

About the Kings » They are 7-5 at home, where they play 21 of their final 33 games. ... They are led by G Marcus Thornton (18.2), G Tyreke Evans (17.3) and C DeMarcus Cousins (16.4). ... They rank last in the league in shooting percentage (.410) and points allowed (102.2).

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Before being injured, Bell had reached double figures and made 14 of 24 3-point shots in six straight games.

Howard replaced Bell in the starting lineup in losses to San Antonio and Minnesota. He finished with 12 points in 29 minutes against the Spurs and a season-high 19 points in 32 minutes against the Timberwolves.

Because Howard played so well, there’s a chance Corbin will start Howard even if Bell can play. Another option would be starting Howard and Bell and bringing Gordon Hayward off the bench.

"We had a couple of guys hurt going into the break," Corbin said. "We’ll make sure everybody is healthy and then we’ll make an adjustment and see how it helps us."




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