DENVER - The 76ers will face another shorthanded opponent tonight when they play the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena.

The game is the second in a five-game road swing for the Sixers.

On Friday night in Denver, the Nuggets (20-11) were without their ailing leading scorer, Carmelo Anthony. After leading by as many as 17 points, the Sixers lost by 105-101.

Tonight in Utah, the Jazz (18-14) will be without leading scorer Carlos Boozer, third-leading scorer Paul Millsap, and possibly Mehmet Okur, their No. 2 scorer.

Boozer has been out since Nov. 21 with a strained quadriceps and sore knee. In 12 games, he was averaging 20.5 points and 11.7 rebounds.

His replacement, Millsap, injured his left knee Tuesday. Tests revealed a sprained posterior cruciate ligament. Millsap, who was averaging 15 points and 9 rebounds, is expected to miss from seven to 10 days.

Okur has missed Utah's last two games with back spasms.

On Saturday, the Jazz lost in double overtime, 120-115, to the Houston Rockets.

The Sixers, struggling at 12-17, practiced yesterday in Denver before traveling to Utah. After playing the Jazz tonight, the Sixers will visit the Los Angeles Clippers (8-20), Dallas Mavericks (17-12), and San Antonio Spurs (20-10).

Tonight's game will conclude the Sixers' two-game season series with Utah. The Jazz defeated the Sixers, 93-80, on Nov. 11 at the Wachovia Center.

Interim coach Tony DiLeo took some positive things from the loss in Denver, where the Sixers forced 22 turnovers.

"Coming in and playing against a good Denver team, we had a double-digit lead," he said. "We took a step in the right direction."

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