Jazz G Hood returns from ankle soreness

CHICAGO (AP) Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood has returned after he was sidelined for seven games with left ankle soreness.

Hood entered Wednesday night’s game at Chicago as a reserve. The 6-foot-3 Hood is averaging 17.7 points in 18 games this season.

The injury-riddled Jazz also could get Joe Johnson back soon. Johnson, who has been out since Oct. 30 because of a right wrist injury, has been doing non-contact work in practice.