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Utah Jazz: Deron Williams will play, Andrei Kirilenko won't

SALT LAKE CITY — Starting point Deron Williams will play in the Jazz's home game tonight against Charlotte, but starting small forward Andrei Kirilenko will not.

Neither played in Monday night's loss at home to Atlanta, Williams because of a bruised right thigh sustained in Sunday night's win at Portland and Kirilenko because of back spasms initially experienced in the same game against the Trail Blazers.

It will be the eighth game missed this season for Kirilenko because of back issues.

Backup C.J. Miles will start in his place, as he did against Atlanta.

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