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Favors growing up as Jazz battle for playoff spot

Updated: April 8, 2013, 6:02 PM ET
Associated Press

(Eds: Minor edits. With AP Photos.)

By LYNN DeBRUIN

AP Sports Writer

SALT LAKE CITY -- Tyrone Corbin remembers the scared pup that arrived in Salt Lake City as part of the Deron Williams trade two years ago.

Now the Jazz coach has so much confidence in Derrick Favors he wasn't afraid to unleash him with Utah's playoff hopes on the line.

The 6-foot-10 Favors delivered Sunday night, blocking a shot with 40.9 seconds left to preserve Utah's 97-90 road victory over Golden ...

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