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2017 NBA Playoffs Injury Update: Gordon Hayward Ruled Out For Second Half of Clippers-Jazz Game 4

The Jazz’s leading scorer will not return.

NBA: Playoffs-Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Gordon Hayward, who was limited in the first half of game four of the first round series between the L.A. Clippers and Utah Jazz with food poisoning, will not play in the second half. Hayward was on IV treatment pre-game and played 9 minutes, scoring 3 points, before returning to the locker room for further treatment.

With Hayward out, the Clippers are free to use Luc Mbah a Moute’s defensive talents against Joe Johnson, who has found success against the Clippers’ secondary defenders in this series. Johnson had 8 points on 4-7 shooting in the first half.