The Jazz are calling starting center Mehmet Okur "day-to-day" after he sprained both his left ankle and left knee in the first minute of Wednesday's season-opening loss at Denver.

It's uncertain if he'll be able to play in Friday night's home-opener against the Los Angeles Clippers, but the Jazz — who didn't practice today — were hopeful.

"He's actually better today than we thought he'd be," Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor said this afternoon.

Okur missed about seven minutes, then returned to finish with 13 points and six rebounds while logging 31 minutes in the Jazz's 114-105 loss.