Marvin Williams walked through the hallways at EnergySolutions Arena on with a white sneaker on his left foot and a medical boot on his right. After having surgery on his right Achilles over the summer, the Jazz forward expected some setbacks along the way, but the soreness that kept him out of Wednesday's game against the Pacers came at a particularly inopportune time.
"We're kind of getting on a roll right here," he said. "Obviously, I have to sit out so it kind of messes things up a little bit."
The forward's insertion into the starting lineup five games ago (coinciding with guard Trey Burke's debut as a starter) has helped spark a turnaround for the struggling Jazz. After opening the season 1-13, the Jazz had won three of their last four games coming into Wednesday, with Williams averaging better than 12 points and five rebounds a night in that stretch.