Shorthanded Jazz likely without Williams
Utah Jazz star point guard Deron Williams sat out Wednesday morning's shootaround, the Salt Lake Tribune reported, and appears unlikely to play against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden on Wednesday night (7:30 start).
Williams told the Tribune his strained back had gotten worse and that he probably would not play in the game if it felt the way it did at the morning shootaround. He had planned on seeing a chiropractor Wednesday afternoon.
If Williams does not play, the Jazz would suit up just one point guard -- rookie Eric Maynor -- and nine total players.
Williams is averaging 21.4 points, 10.7 assists, and 4.9 rebounds per game.
ESPNBoston.com's Chris Forsberg will be at the Garden on Wednesday night providing pregame and postgame updates.