Bucks’ Sanders out against Jazz with bruised back

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders sat out Wednesday night’s

game against the Utah Jazz with a bruised back.

Coach Jim Boylan said a bone scan taken Wednesday morning

indicated Sanders didn’t have any structural damage from the nasty

fall he took Tuesday night against Denver.

Sanders is day to day and will be replaced in the starting

lineup by Samuel Dalembert.

Sanders has been averaging 8.5 points and 8.5 rebounds a game

for the Bucks and is the league’s leader in blocks at 3.2 per

game.

Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward will miss his sixth straight game

with a sprained right shoulder and backup point guard Earl Watson

also is not expected to play because of bruised bone in his right

leg.