Kyle Korver probable, Thabo Sefolosha questionable for Jazz in Game 2 vs. Rockets
The Utah Jazz have some work to do. They fell flat in Game 1 against the Houston Rockets, making a Game 2 victory crucial to their postseason success.
Unfortunately, Utah are still nursing injuries to two key bench players ahead of their matchup with Houston.
Thabo Sefolosha is questionable for tomorrow’s Game 2 due to left hip soreness. Kyle Korver is probable.
— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) April 16, 2019
Forward Thabo Sefolosha managed 15 minutes on the floor in Game 1 before leaving with a hip injury. He tallied three points, one rebound and one assist in the loss. The 34-year-old was used sparingly during the regular season, as he averaged just 12.2 minutes. He posted 3.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game. He is listed as questionable for Wednesday night.
Veteran guard Kyle Korver, on the other hand, is likely to play. He played 10 minutes on Sunday, scoring two points and grabbing one rebound. During the regular season he was used often off the bench for Utah. He averaged 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 20.1 minutes per game. The 38-year-old has plenty of playoff experience and could make an impact in this series.
The Jazz lost Game 1 by a score of 122-90. They couldn’t contain reigning MVP James Harden, who scored 29 points. Utah’s defensive approach against Harden will need to improve if they want to advance to the second round.
Utah finished just three games behind Houston in the regular season. However, the Rockets are a proven playoff threat and were favored entering the series. If the Jazz can steal a Game 2 win before heading home, they might be able to pull off an upset.
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