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Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors hampered by injury in Utah Jazz's loss to Memphis Grizzlies

SALT LAKE CITY — The injury revolving door continued for the Utah Jazz Monday night in their contest against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Before the game, it was announced that Boris Diaw would be available after missing some time with a leg injury, while starters George Hill and Rodney Hood would be out with various ailments.

Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors did play, but they too were hampered by injuries that have bothered them since training camp.

Hayward, who broke his finger in October and hurt it again during the third quarter Monday, finished with just 13 points on 4-of-14 shooting in nearly 36 minutes of play.

Favors, who has had knee issues over the last six weeks, scored just six points and grabbed only two rebounds in 21 minutes before being shut down.

"My finger is what it is," Hayward said. "I'm not going to make an excuse for shots missed or anything like that. I'm just going to have to play through it. It's splinted and buddy taped and the whole deal, so it's something I'm going to have to get used to. It was just a bad night offensively. It'll hurt and I'll take some medicine for it and just live through it."

Hayward did acknowledge he was particularly affected after his finger got squeezed with three minutes remaining in the third quarter. He went to the locker room before going back in the game with 6:50 remaining.

"It was throbbing the rest of the game, but that's going to happen and I know that playing on it and playing through it," he said. "It is what it is."

As for Favors, the big man was a step slow and struggled with his shot before being pulled from the game.

"He was in a position tonight where he couldn't go anymore," Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said. "We want to make sure we're not doing anything to provoke or irritate his knee, but at the same time he's been able to play, so it's just something we've got to be aware of and monitor."

Snyder, whose tenure in Utah has been marred by injury, said it's a matter of working through the problems until his roster is back at full strength.

"That's our challenge right now," he said. "Whether it's Derrick or Gordon or Boris or whomever, we just gotta be able to play through some adversity right now."

Ryan McDonald is a sports reporter at DeseretNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanwmcdonald.