Utah Jazz to miss three starters Friday
Starting center Al Jefferson, meanwhile, insisted Wednesday he is battling only a cold, and not his coach, despite a report claiming he was upset with Ty Corbin for not playing him in overtime in Monday night's loss to Washington.
Jefferson expects to be back in the starting lineup Friday, but acknowledged his minutes may be decreased so rookie Derrick Favors can gain valuable experience. Jefferson and Corbin both said there is no issue between them.
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