Posted: Wednesday March 6, 2013 6:23 PM

Jazz F Al Jefferson to miss third straight game

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font

CLEVELAND (AP) - Utah Jazz starting center Al Jefferson will miss his third straight game because of a sprained left ankle.

Jefferson, averaging 17.7 points and 9.4 rebounds, was hurt last week in a loss to Atlanta. Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said there is no timetable on Jefferson's return. Derrick Favors will start in his place Wednesday night against Cleveland.

Corbin also said he will start DeMarre Carroll against the Cavaliers instead of Marvin Williams in an effort to get more energy out of his starting unit.

Guard Mo Williams is back in Utah's lineup after missing 32 games with a thumb injury. Williams had surgery Jan. 3 to repair ligaments and had two pins removed Feb. 13. Corbin said he would monitor Williams' minutes. Williams hasn't played since Dec. 22.

 
SI.com
Hot Topics: NBA Draft Yasiel Puig NHL Playoffs NBA Playoffs Mark Cuban Jabari Parker
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint