Utah Jazz center Mehmet Okur will not play tonight in Game 3, sitting out for the third straight playoff game against the Lakers because of a strained right hamstring. “I don’t know yet. This is the worst part,” Okur said earlier today when asked if might be able to play in Game 4 on Saturday. “I can’t say a couple days, a couple hours, four days … ”
Jarron Collins will start in place of Okur. Utah coach Jerry Sloan told reporters this morning that he would shift Kyle Korver to the bench and start Andrei Kirilenko at small forward. Korver had seven points on 2-for-6 shooting in Game 1 and 12 points on 4-for-10 shooting in Game 2. Kirilenko had eight points in Game 1 and 10 in Game 2.