The Utah Jazz will have starting point guard George Hill back in action when they visit Oklahoma City on Saturday afternoon but will be absent of power forward Derrick Favors. Hill, who has missed Utah’s previous two games with a toe injury, has been cleared to play for the first time since March 5th when he logged 40 minutes against Sacramento. He’s averaging 17.6 and 4.3 assists per contest. In their last contest against Oklahoma City, on February 28th, he scored 15 points and dished out 8 assists.
While Utah received good news regarding Hill, the news wasn’t so pleasant in terms of their front court. Derrick Favors is out with a lingering knee injury. The 6-year veteran will miss his second consecutive game for precautionary measures. Look for Trey Lyles and Boris Diaw to pick up his minutes off the bench. Favors recorded 8 points in 5 rebounds in the most recent contest against Oklahoma City. For the season he’s averaging 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.