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Old 11-22-2010, 04:26 AM   #1
Xiao Yao You
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Fesenko has played just 5 minutes during Utah’s last four games, including a 1-minute outing during a Jazz loss Friday to San Antonio and two games he did not play due to coach’s decision. Utah has gone 2-2 during the stretch, but the team has been outrebounded by a combined 190-147.

Jazz acting coach Phil Johnson said Friday that the team’s struggles on the boards played the primary role in Utah’s defeat to the Spurs. Utah was then outrebounded 48-38 by the Blazers, including a 24-6 deficit on the offensive glass.

“Obviously, it sucks because it’s a big issue,” Fesenko said. “But coach knows better.”

Johnson acknowledged that it was tough not playing Fesenko versus the Spurs. But with fellow reserve center Francisco Elson playing strong defense, Johnson said he was forced to limit Fesenko’s minutes.
“We didn’t go to Fes [on Friday],” Johnson said. “But he’s there.”
Utah continued to go with Elson versus the Blazers. He recorded four points in 8:33, while Fesenko did not take the court.

It's a big issue! LOL! Like he would help them on the boards!
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