Derrick Favors recorded 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-4 FT), 11 rebounds, and six blocks in 35 minutes during the Utah Jazz 's 85-81 victory versus the Nuggets on Wednesday.
In five games since making his return to the lineup from a lengthy absence due to back spasms, Favors has quickly re-found his form, averaging 15 points on 51 percent from the field, 7.2 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 0.8 assists, and 0.2 steals in 30 minutes per contest. The Jazz have won four in a row, Favors has 10 blocks in the last two games combined, and at the moment Utah remains mere percentage points behind the Trail Blazers for the eighth and final playoff spot out West.
Derrick Favors scored 20 points (9-16 FG, 2-3 FT) while adding nine rebounds and a block in 35 minutes during Friday's win over the Timberwolves.
The Utah Jazz had Favors and Rudy Gobert in the starting lineup together for the first time in two months, and the duo helped Utah to their third win on the last four games. Favors has had a rough year so far when it comes to injuries, but he's still averaging a career-best 16.7 points per game and if he can stay on the court in the second half he could put up some strong numbers.
Derrick Favors will return to the starting lineup Friday versus the Timberwolves, Jody Genessy the Deseret News reports.
After missing 16 consecutive games due to back spasms, Favors has come off the bench the previous two games for the Utah Jazz . He will finally return to the starting lineup Friday, replacing Trey Lyles. Favors played 20 and 21 minutes in his first two games back, and likely will not play extended minutes yet. All things appear to be trending in the right direction for the veteran big man however, and he should be set to take on his normal workload in the near future.
Derrick Favors is expected to move into the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, David Locke of 1280 AM The Zone reports.
Favors has seen 20 and 21 minutes respectively in his first two games back from injury while coming off the bench. He's expected to move back into the starting lineup for Friday's outing with the Timberwolves, which could mean another few minutes of increased playing time as well. With Favors moving into the starting lineup, look for Trey Lyles to come off the bench in the corresponding move.
Derrick Favors (back) had 12 points (6-9 FG, 0-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 21 minutes during the Utah Jazz 's 102-73 win against the Hornets on Wednesday.
Following a 16-game absence, Favors has played 41 minutes combined in games on Monday and Wednesday this week, making 11-of-17 field goal attempts for averages of 13.0 points, four rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.5 steals per game. Coach Quin Snyder indicated that Favors would probably play more on Wednesday than he did on Monday, and while he did play one more minute, the game was a total blowout--so it made sense that Snyder decided not to push him too much.
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