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Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (center) will not play Saturday night against the Kings because of a sore lower back.

Pregame notes: Jazz will be without Derrick Favors

Published: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 - 5:50 pm
Last Modified: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 - 8:51 pm

Utah starting power forward Derrick Favors will not play tonight because of a sore lower back.

Favors leads the Jazz in rebounding at 9.9 per game.

DeMarcus Cousins should be able to dominate the glass with Enes Kanter as the big most likely to give him problems tonight.

Jeremy Evans is starting for Favors, giving the Jazz a small frontcourt.

The Jazz will also be without Marvin Williams (calcaneal inflammation, right foot).

*Hamady Ndiaye was recalled from Reno and is active for tonight’s game.

Prediction time: The worst team in the Western Conference is down two players. But the Kings aren’t much better, having lost their last six games.

This has to be a game Cousins dominates.

Kings 100, Jazz 90

My record: 10-6

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