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Jazz guard Blake Ahearn, who turns 28 on May 27, is participating in his first NBA playoff series.
"Going to the playoffs and playing one of the best teams in the league, it’s a fun experience," he said. "Hopefully, it will be even more fun if we can win this next one and make it a series."
Ahearn reports that his infant daughter, born prematurely in mid-March, is home and progressing.
"I’ve been talking to my wife every day and everything is going well," Ahearn said. "There haven’t been any surprises or anything like that. They’ve been going on walks and everything. … She went to the doctor [Thursday] for a check-up and things look good."
Miles remains doubtful
Utah’s C.J. Miles is improving from a strained calf he suffered almost three weeks ago, but it’s unlikely he will play again unless the Jazz rally against the Spurs and advance to the second round.
Miles worked on a treadmill Thursday. He was scheduled to lightly participate in Friday’s practice.
"It’s weird," Miles said. "Every time it starts to feel better — when you try to put it some type of explosion into it — I can’t do what I want to do. On the treadmill, I was able to go a good pace, but not full speed."
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