Jazz's Hayward returns, Favors out with injury
SALT LAKE CITY (AP)
The Jazz said before playing the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night that Favors has right hip abductor strain. Favors averages 13.5 points and a team-best 9.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots per game.
Enes Kanter will start in Favors' place. The Jazz are just 1-17 when Kanter takes the floor at tip off.
Hayward, a forward, averaged 27 points on 60 percent shooting over the best three-game stretch of his career before straining his left hip flexor. The Jazz went 2-3 in his absence.