Marvin Williams sat in front of his locker with a bag of ice on covering his right hand.
Teammates joked that he just needed to cool off after scoring 18 points to help the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 99-91 on Saturday night.
''No, it's not that,'' Williams smiled. ''I just jammed my pinkie finger in the third quarter, but nothing serious.''
The Jazz traded Devin Harris for Williams in the offseason hoping for a reliable spot-up shooter to take the pressure off the Utah post players. Williams made 3-of-4 from 3-point range and added eight rebounds and four steals for the Jazz.
''He makes shots,'' Utah coach Ty Corbin said. ''He's a willing and capable shooter so we'll look to get him the ball in the right situations.''
The Jazz starters played extensive minutes and all five had reached double figures in scoring before the Clippers mounted a fourth-quarter comeback.
''There were times when we were hitting on all cylinders, looking pretty good and other times, I thou...