Jazz owner won't attend Game 4 for religious reasons

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller says he won't attend Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals because it's being played on a Sunday.

Miller, a member of the Mormon church, says he won't attend because of religious reasons. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages members to avoid non-religious activities on Sundays.

Miller told The Salt Lake Tribune he probably won't watch the game on TV or listen on radio, but his wife might watch the game and give him updates while he takes a long drive.

"Sometimes, about the time the game should be ending, I tune in and listen to the call-in shows to see what I missed," he told the newspaper.

The Lakers-Jazz game will be Utah's first Sunday home game since the 2001 playoffs.

"About 15 years ago, I decided [going to Sunday games] just didn't fit with what I wanted to be," Miller told the newspaper. "It's just a personal thing."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.