Jazz missing Jefferson, Bell vs. Blazers
The Utah Jazz were without starting center Al Jefferson and shooting guard Raja Bell for Monday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Josh Howard and Derrick Favors joined the starting lineup in their absence.
Jefferson is out with inflammation in his right ankle. He is averaging a team-best 17.9 points along with 9.0 rebounds.
Bell, who has started every game this season, has a strained right abductor. He is averaging 5.9 points.