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Gordon Hayward, George Hill, Rodney Hood, Derrick Favors, Alec Burks all out for tonight’s game against Golden State Warriors

Hooray! Wait, we’re not taking anymore. Boo!

Malone and Harpring on bench Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

Tonight the Utah Jazz (14-9) will be hosting the NBA’s Best, the Golden State Warriors (19-3). The Dubs are 10-1 outside of Oakland and Utah is a steady 7-4 at home. Golden State has won three in a row, including last night’s thrashing of the Los Angeles Clippers (115-98). Tonight will be their second game of a five game road trip. Utah has also won three in a row, and this will be their third game in a five game home stand.

So pretty cool game, huh? Not really. Why? Injuries. The only player missing from the Warriors’ 15-man roster is Damian Jones, who is on assignment in the NBA D-League. Utah is a M*A*S*H unit again.

  • Starting point guard George Hill? Out.
  • Starting shooting guard Rodney Hood? Out.
  • Starting small forward Gordon Hayward? Out.
  • Starting power forward Derrick Favors? Out.
  • Back-up SG/PG guard Alec Burks? Also out, and has been for the entire season.

Or more precisely as Basketball John points out:

So down four starters and your best bench player? Awesome. Maybe we’ll get Joel Bolomboy on the court tonight? Probably not though . . .