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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) runs back down court after hitting a shot to put the Jazz up 87-80, with12.5 seconds left in overtime, in NBA action, as the Jazz faced the Chicago Bulls, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, November 25, 2013.
Utah Jazz: Jefferson misses practice with a sore back
First Published Dec 26 2013 01:07 pm • Last Updated Dec 27 2013 12:05 am

Jazz forward Richard Jefferson missed practice Thursday because of a sore back.

Jefferson’s availability Friday night against the Los Angles Lakers will be a game-time decision, according to team spokesman Jonathan Rinehart.

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Jefferson has started all 31 games this season. He averages 10 points an 2.9 rebounds in 26.5 points. He leads the Jazz in three-point percentage.

The Jazz come off a 104-94 loss at Memphis on Monday night.

Coach Tyrone Corbin gave his players two days off for the Christmas holiday before the Jazz reconvened for a noon practice on Thursday.

— Steve Luhm

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