Derrick Favors gets first start for Jazz

Updated: March 14, 2011, 8:52 PM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- Rookie forward Derrick Favors will make his first start in a Jazz uniform Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers in place of injured Paul Millsap.

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The 6-foot-10 Favors gets the nod over rookie Jeremy Evans, who started the last three games for the injured Millsap.

C.J. Miles will start at guard in place of Raja Bell, who is active but nursing a sore toe.

Rookie guard Gordon Hayward will not dress Monday because of a foot injury. X-rays taken Monday morning showed no stress fracture but he is to be examined further.

Favors, acquired in a February trade with New Jersey along with point guard Devin Harris in exchange for All-Star Deron Williams, started 23 games with the Nets. He has averaged 7.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in eight games with Utah.


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