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Monday, February 22, 2010
Kirilenko out for second straight game

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz are playing without All-Star Deron Williams and forward Andrei Kirilenko against the Atlanta Hawks.

Williams sat out Monday night with a bruised right quad and Kirilenko had back spasms.

Williams briefly left Sunday's game at Portland with a leg injury, but returned to help the Jazz win 93-89. Williams, who averages 18.3 points and 9.9 assists, missed two games in January with a sprained wrist and three games for personal reasons. The Jazz are 3-2 in games without their starting point guard.

Kirilenko left the game against the Trail Blazers in the first quarter with back pain. He has sat out six games this season with the ailment, most recently in early December.