Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/6/12
SALT LAKE CITY -- Back spasms were the only thing that could slow center Al Jefferson on Wednesday night. Before leaving in agony with 1:29 remaining, Jefferson scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to an 87-81 victory over the Orlando Magic at EnergySolutions Arena. "I don't know if I landed (wrong), came down awkward or (Nikola Vucevic) hit me in my back or whatever," said Jefferson, officially listed as day-to-day. "The way I feel, I may have come down the wrong way." Jefferson played the right way before the injury, scoring 23 second-half points while helping the Jazz improve to 10-10 and snap a three-game losing skid. The 6-10 center had scored two big buckets to help the Jazz squelch an Orlando comeback attempt before needing assistance to the training room from trainer Gary Briggs and backup point guard Jamaal Tinsley. Before going out, Jefferson grabbed a key defensive rebound, grabbed his back, took several steps and then fel...
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