Hayward (quad) had 20 points (8-14 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, and four assists in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 112-82 win over the Kings. Hayward rejoined the lineup following a one-game absence, and he scored efficiently in his return. Expect him to keep playing plenty of minutes so long as he remains healthy, as the Jazz are looking to hold off the Clippers for home-court advantage in the first round of their looming playoff series.
Hayward (quad) will play and start in Wednesday's game against the Kings, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Hayward missed Monday's game against the Pelicans with a bruised quad, but after going through Wednesday's morning shootaround, the writing was on the wall for his eventual return. As expected, Hayward has now officially been cleared, so he'll resume his role as the team's starting small forward and likely won't be on any sort of minutes restrictions. Hayward's return also signals Joe Ingles move back to the bench and could also mean less time for Joe Johnson.
Hayward (quad) went through shootaround Wednesday but remains questionable for the evening's matchup with the Kings, Jazz radio voice David Locke reports. Hayward was held out of Monday's win over the Pelicans due to a bruised left thigh, and the Jazz will wait until closer to game-time to determine whether or not he'll be able to return. If Hayward is held out, expect the Jazz to start Joe Ingles at small forward in his place. Utah will already be without George Hill, whose strained right groin will keep him sidelined.
Hayward (quadriceps) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Jazz radio play-by-play announcer David Locke reports. Hayward was held out of Monday's game against the Pelicans, with what was listed as a bruised quad. An X-ray earlier in the week also confirmed it wasn't something more serious, but the Jazz could still opt to play it safe with Hayward considering they've essentially already locked up a spot in the Western Conference playoffs. Look for his status to be updated after Wednesday's morning shootaround, but if he can't give it a go, both Joe Ingles and Joe Johnson would be in line for added minutes
Hayward (quadriceps) will sit out Monday's tilt with the Pelicans, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. While an X-ray on his quad came back revealing nothing more than a bruise, the Jazz are going to play it safe with Hayward and keep him sidelined Monday. The Jazz are already locked into the playoffs and likely want to avoid aggravating Hayward's injury moving forward, thus there's no reason to push him back into action too soon. That should open up extra minutes for both Joe Ingles and Joe Johnson, although the Jazz have yet to announce who will start in Hayward's place. Hayward's next opportunity to play will be Wednesday against the Kings.
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