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Last Updated Dec 7, 2016 09:00PM

One team is statistically the most injured group in the NBA. And true to form, the Utah Jazz will play on Thursday night without Rodney Hood, George Hill, Derrick Favors and Alec Burks. The other team will be playing on …

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  • Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant celebrates after scoring against the Houston Rockets during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Houston won 132-127 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Utah Jazz: Star-studded Warriors still passing chemistry
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  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks the shot of Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss (0) during the Utah Jazz versus the Phoenix Suns NBA game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City Tuesday December 6, 2016. Utah Jazz: Big nights for Gobert, Hayward as Jazz hold off Suns’ rally, 112-105
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