Utah's Kirilenko (back) doesn't travel with team to Portland

Updated: January 5, 2008, 10:30 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko did not travel with the team for Saturday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers because of lower back inflammation.

Utah coach Jerry Sloan gave no timetable for Kirilenko's return.

"For what we know, the tests have been OK, so we'll just have to go from there," Sloan said.

Kirilenko is averaging 11.5 points, six rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Jazz this season.


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