WHAT A PAIN: Jefferson, who sat out last Friday's victory over Philadelphia and almost didn't play Saturday because of a sore ankle, says he's feeling much better now that his pain meds have kicked in.
"As long as I'm not limping, I can play through pain," he said. "(The medication) got in right before the (San Antonio) game because when I left the hotel, I didn't think I was going to play Saturday. But when I got to the game and warmed up, it felt good and gave it a go."
Gave it a go to the tune of 21 points and 11 rebounds, both season highs, against the Spurs in what was by far the best performance by a Jazz player on that Texas trip.
And Monday night, he followed that up with a solid 22-point, 6-rebound effort which also included a couple of assists, a steal and a blocked shot.
NOT COMING UP ROSES: Utah point guard Devin Harris played his college ball at the University of Wisconsin. And, asked for his prediction on Monday evening's Rose Bowl matchup between his Badgers and the Oregon Ducks, Harris didn't even have to think twice about it.
"Badgers win by 14," he said without hesitation.
Hopefully, he didn't wager too many Skittles or lunches on the outcome — Wisconsin lost, 45-38.
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