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The Jazz's Andrei Kirilenko, Raja Bell and Kyrylo Fesenko went through a morning shootaround at EnergySolutions Arena. They are still game-time decisions tonight against New Jersey.
However, Kirilenko (sprained second left knuckle left hand) said that his injury should barely limit his ability to play, if at all, if he is able to take the court. Meanwhile, Bell (strained left adductor) said that he felt good during shootaround and noticed a significant decrease in pain. Thus, he plans to warm up tonight as if he will play.
Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said he will not determine his starting five versus the Nets until about game time.
Sloan said a review of game tape from Utah's home loss to Oklahoma City on Monday revealed a lack of communication on defense and a Jazz team that was not "busting their butts." Sloan believes that Utah was more concerned about scoring than defense.
Brian T. Smith