Jazz forward Millsap out with bruised heel

LYNN DeBRUIN AP Sports Writer Published:

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap is sitting out Wednesday night's game against the Houston Rockets with a bruised left heel.

Second-year pro Derrick Favors is starts in his place.

Millsap ranks second on the Jazz in scoring with a 15.7-point average, and is second in rebounding (9.1). He missed only six games last season due to injury.

Shooting guard Raja Bell is out for the fourth straight game with a strained right adductor. Josh Howard is in the starting lineup because of Bell's injury.

The Jazz are trying to stop a four-game losing streak, while Houston enters Wednesday's contest having won four straight.