If the Utah Jazz do the unthinkable on the Spurs’ home court tonight in front of an ESPN audience, it will likely happen without their leading scorer.
The Jazz, who’ve lost five in a row at AT&T Center and dropped 25 of 27 all-time in the arena, are not expecting to have shooting guard Gordon Hayward for the third game in a row.
Hayward tried to participate in shootaround, but his left hip flexor continues to bother him. He is listed as doubtful for the 6 p.m. game.
“I would doubt. We’ll see how he goes tonight. He tried a little bit this morning and he’s still a little stiff,” Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said after shootaround. “You want to make sure that he’s more healed and not taking a chance of coming out and getting hurt and being out for an extended amount of time.”
• Corbin admitted that having Alec Burks fill in for Hayward in the starting lineup eases the pain a little for Utah. Burks is coming off a career-high 34-point performance in Monday’s impressive 118-103 win ...