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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 16, 2010

NBA: Boozer game-time decision for Jazz

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY The Utah Jazz say Carlos Boozer will be a game-time decision in Saturday's playoff opener at Denver.

Boozer has a strained muscle in his rib cage and did not play Wednesday when the Jazz closed out the regular season with a loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Coach Jerry Sloan said before practice Friday that the Jazz hoped Boozer would be ready to play in Denver, but his status is still uncertain.

Boozer sat out practice to get treatment and was to travel with the team later Friday.

The Jazz say forward Andrei Kirilenko is out for two weeks after aggravating his strained left calf during a workout Thursday. An MRI showed a third strain in his calf, which has kept Kirilenko out most of the last month.