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David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz, tweeted the following on Kanter prior to the game.
Enes Kanter is out for the Jazz tonight. Sore knee. Erik Murphy will be activeDerrick Favors and Rudy Gobert saw the majority of the minutes in the middle in Kanter's absence. Favors had 21 points and 12 rebounds in 43 minutes. Gobert came off the bench and added eight points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots, in 14 minutes.
— David Locke (@Lockedonsports) April 16, 2014
Kanter, the 21-year old from Switzerland, is in his third NBA season out of Kentucky. As a rookie, he averaged 4.6 points and 4.2 rebounds, in 13.2 minutes per game. Kanter steadily improved his second season when he averaged 7.2 points on 54.1 percent shooting, and 4.3 rebounds per game. This season, Kanter made a jump to 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds, in 26.7 minutes per game.