Archive for October 17th, 2010

The AP reports:

C.J. Miles scored 20 points and the Utah Jazz wore down the Clippers in the fourth quarter in a 103-91 victory Saturday night at Staples Center.

The Jazz are 5-0 in the preseason for the first time in the franchise’s 35-year history. The team’s best overall exhibition mark was 7-1 in October 1994 and October 2003. Al Jefferson, acquired in an offseason trade with Minnesota, had 17 points after scoring 24 points Thursday night in a 108-97 victory over Phoenix.

The Jazz shot 54 percent and outscored the Clippers 46-32 in the paint despite the absence of center Mehmet Okur, still working his way back from surgery in April to repair a ruptured Achilles’ tendon. All-Star guard Deron Williams also missed the game because of a strained right calf. Kyrylo Fesenko sat out because of a sprained right wrist, Francisco Elson was unavailable due to a hamstring problem.

Avery Bradley healing slowly

Chris Forsberg of ESPN reports:

Doc Rivers said after the game that Avery Bradley’s surgically repaired left ankle is still not responding well to rehab and the team is pondering whether to shut him down indefinitely to allow a greater recovery.

For Bradley, it’s the latest setback in a frustrating four-month span as he recovers from arthroscopic surgery that was performed on July 2, the same day he inked his rookie deal with the Celtics.

“I’m more upset for him because this is not the way you want to break into the NBA,” said Rivers.

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