Okafor likely out against the Jazz
PHOENIX Brett Brown believes Jahlil Okafor will miss his second consecutive game with a sore right knee.
PHOENIX – Brett Brown believes Jahlil Okafor will miss his second consecutive game with a sore right knee.
"I don't think so," the 76ers coach responded when asked Sunday if his rookie center will face the Utah Jazz in Monday's game at EnergySolutions Arena.
"It's for sure 50-50," Brown said. "If you made me guess, I'd say no."
Meanwhile, Richaun Holmes returned to practice Sunday and will play against the Jazz (12-16). The rookie reserve power forward suffered a game-ending sprained right knee in the third quarter of Saturday's 111-104 victory over Phoenix.
Okafor missed that game due to his knee soreness. The 6-foot-11, 265-pounder is the team's leading scorer at 17.6 points per game for the Sixers (2-30).
Reserve power forward Carl Landry will be on a 20-minute restriction Monday night.