For a second straight game, Andrei Kirilenko, Kyrylo Fesenko, Kyle Korver and Ronnie Price all sat out for the Jazz.
The foursome missed Wednesday night's road loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, and all four were absent for Thursday night's late-starting, TNT-televised game against the Orlando Magic as well.
Backup small forward Kirilenko missed his fifth game among the Jazz's last six due to muscle tightness in his strained lower back, and backup center Fesenko skipped a second straight game due to a stomach virus that also kept him out of practice Tuesday.
Backup shooting guard Korver has been out all season due to arthroscopic knee surgery, and reserve combo guard Price missed his 15th consecutive game with a toe/foot injury.
ALL-STAR VOTING: According to the league's first release of partial fan balloting results for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Arlington, Texas, Jazz point Deron Williams ranks 10th among Western Conference guards with 94,715 votes — nearly 600,000 behind leader Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Jazz's Mehmet Okur is eighth among Western Conference centers with 35,606, more than 400,000 behind leader Amare Stoudemire of Phoenix.
Jazz power forward Carlos Boozer failed to rank among the top 11 Western forwards, meaning he's received fewer than 70,588 votes.
HE SAID IT: Kirilenko, to FIBA.com on his favorites at next summer's FIBA World Championships tournament in Turkey:
"They (the Americans) are going to come out and play strong. But when you play in a system (tourney) like this, one game can kick you out.
It is pretty hard to be concentrated for every game.
"It is definitely the USA that has the most chances because their team is a complete team.
Every position is strong, the bench is strong. So they are a very solid team.
"Probably, Spain are going to be the main contender. ... The Russia team, Turkish team, Greek team, we do not call ourselves underdogs but you know it is kind of in the middle."
DRAFT TALK: DraftExpress.com reported that Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor was at Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday night, among many NBA front-office types scouting the University of Kentucky vs. Connecticut game featuring guard John Wall.
The Kentucky freshman is a possible No. 1 overall selection in next June's NBA Draft, and the Jazz could be choosing that high because they own the New York Knicks' top pick.
MISC.: According to multiple reports out of Spain, ex-Jazz big man Michael Ruffin has played out his one-month contract with Basquet Manresa of the Spanish ACB League. ... Veteran small forward and 14th Jazz roster member Matt Harpring, out with career-ending chronic knee and ankle issues, worked Thursday's game as a radio color commentator next to play-by-play man David Locke on KFNZ 1320-AM. Harpring also worked Monday's win over San Antonio as a television color commentator for FSN Utah, and did studio work on FSN's broadcast of Wednesday's game against the Lakers. ... The NBA Development League's Springfield Armor formally added ex-Jazz guard Morris Almond to its roster Thursday, as expected.
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