Jazz without Okur, Millsap leaves with injury Print
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Tuesday, 23 December 2008 15:57
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 MILWAUKEE (AP) -The short-handed Utah Jazz played without center Mehmet Okur on Tuesday night, then lost forward Paul Millsap to an apparent left knee injury early in the first quarter against the Bucks.
Okur, who is averaging 16.6 points and 8.2 rebounds, had back spasms. He had tallied at least 23 points and nine rebounds in each of his last three contests. Okur also missed a game Nov. 17 with back spasms.
Millsap was hurt after leaping to block a layup attempt by Michael Redd. He landed awkwardly and stayed on the ground for several minutes before being helped to the locker room, putting no pressure on his left leg.
There was no immediate word on his condition.
Millsap came in with 15 straight double-doubles, the longest active streak in the NBA. He is averaging 15.1 points, nine rebounds and 1.3 blocks this season.
Okur and Millsap joined forward Carlos Boozer on the bench. Boozer, who is averaging 20.5 points and 11.7 rebounds, missed his 18th straight game Tuesday with a strained left quad tendon.
ing in the team's last 11 games. It was his first career start.
 

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