Williams out with sprained wrist

Updated: January 7, 2010, 12:11 AM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- Deron Williams' sprained right wrist kept him out of the Utah Jazz's 117-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

Williams warmed up prior to the game with a brace, but he was only able to shoot with his left hand. Tuesday's MRI on the wrist was negative. Williams is listed as day-to-day and plans to make the trip to Memphis for Utah?s next game on Friday.

Ronnie Price, who is nursing a sore left shoulder, started in Williams? place and Sundiata Gaines, a recent 10-day contract signee, played in his first NBA game as the reserve point guard.

Williams is averaging 19.5 points and 9.8 assists this season. The Jazz were 1-1 when Williams missed two games in November for personal reasons.

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