Favors is not in the starting lineup against the Rockets for Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Saturday, David Locke of the Jazz Radio Network reports. Favors averaged 13.5 points. 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 23 minutes over the first two games of the series, but will come off the bench Saturday. Jae Crowder enters the starting lineup in his place.
Favors delivered 14 points (7-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt), 12 rebounds, three blocks and one steal across 22 minutes during the Jazz's 118-98 loss to the Rockets in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday. Favors came through with one of two double-doubles for the Jazz on the night, joining frontcourt mate Rudy Gobert in accomplishing the feat. The veteran big has been highly efficient over the first two games of the series while shooting 63.1 percent. Favors is averaging 13.5 points and 9.0 rebounds across 23.0 minutes during that span, and he figures to continue playing an important complementary offensive role against a Houston team that struggles to limit scoring in the paint.
Favors ended with 13 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 24 minutes during Sunday's 122-90 loss to the Rockets. Favors returned after missing the final regular season game due to rest, compiling 13 points and a full line in just 24 minutes. Favors actually missed five of the last six games for the Jazz and the limited playing time here is something to keep an eye on. Although the game was a blowout, the other starters all played at least 31 minutes. There is no word of the injury flaring up and it appears he should be ready to go for Game 2 on Wednesday.
Favors, due to return from injury management, won't play Wednesday against the Clippers, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports. Favors will get the day off on the second half of a back-to-back set after missing four straight games due to a back injury. Jae Crowder and Thabo Sefolosha should benefit from his absence.
Favors totaled 16 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 22 minutes during Tuesday's 118-108 victory over the Nuggets. Favors made his return after missing four games due to a back issue, finishing with 16 points in 22 minutes. The low playing time was likely by design and the fact he made it through the game unscathed is certainly a positive. He has quietly had a fantastic season and has generally been injury free throughout. He is not the player he was only a few years ago but is definitely a serviceable asset across most competitive formats.
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