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  1. Misunderestimating the offensively-challenged big man

    Kevin Arnovitz

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Johan Petro will be the starting center for Denver in Game 6, as Nene sits out with a sprained left knee. In theory, that swap should provide the Jazz the same break the Nuggets supposedly got when Mehmet Okur was lost for the serie...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  2. Are the Jazz really underdogs?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Deron Williams: Too good to be an underdog? SALT LAKE CITY -- When the Utah Jazz greet the media at their practice facility in Salt Lake City, each player (and the head coach) stakes out a familiar spot in the gym wher...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  3. What's holding the Nuggets back?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images What are the Nuggets going to do about this guy? SALT LAKE CITY -- When Jazz center Mehmet Okur collapsed to the floor on Saturday night in Game 1 of Utah's series with Denver, the prevailing sentiment -- even amon...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  4. Don't count out the Utah Jazz

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Doug Pensinger/NBAE/Getty Images Game 2 was a huge pick-me-up for the guys from Salt Lake. DENVER -- A beleaguered Utah Jazz team entered Game 2 in Denver with a litany of worries. In Game 1, they lost their starting center, Mehmet Okur, for the se...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  5. Quick notes from Nuggets-Jazz shootaround

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Wounded Animal The loss of Mehmet Okur to a ruptured left achilles tendon has exacted both an emotional toll on the Jazz and left them with young third-year big man Kyrylo Fesenko as their starting center in Game 2. "Wounded animal" was a charac...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  6. Mehmet Okur out for the season

    Kevin Arnovitz

    DENVER -- The Utah Jazz have lost Mehmet Okur for the remainder of the playoffs. The veteran starting center tore his left Achilles tendon Saturday night when he slipped on a drive to the hole in the second quarter of the Jazz's loss last night to De...

    Blog | April 18, 2010