Okur Officially Out for Game 2

Mehmet OkurRoss Siler of the Salt Lake Tribune reported earlier today that Jazz center Mehmet Okur is not playing against the Lakers in game two of the teams’ best-of-seven series due to his right hamstring strain.

Okur was seen testing the hammy on the court two hours prior to tipoff (pictured), but Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan confirmed in his pregame media session that his Turkish center will not play. Utah’s primary three-point threat averaged 17 points and 7.7 rebounds on the season, though he missed the regular season finale and game one of the playoffs against L.A.

He’ll be re-evaluated tomorrow to check his availability for Thursday night’s game in Utah.