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Utah Jazz: Corbin’s creativity pays off in win over Mavs
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Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) warms up before the Utah Jazz vs. The Dallas Mavericks game, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) warms up before the Utah Jazz vs. The Dallas Mavericks game, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Dallas and Utah warm up before the Utah Jazz vs. the Dallas Mavericks game, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Dallas and Utah warm up before the Utah Jazz vs. the Dallas Mavericks game, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Dallas and Utah warm up before the Utah Jazz vs. the Dallas Mavericks game, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) defends as Dallas Mavericks small forward Shawn Marion (0) takes a shot, in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) takes a shot, as Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman (35) defends, in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) blocks a shot by Dallas Mavericks small forward Jae Crowder (9) in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) looks for a team mate as he grabs a rebound, as Dallas Mavericks point guard Rodrigue Beaubois (3) defends in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) shoots over Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman (35) in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) defends as Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman (35) takes a shot, in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0)blocks a shot by Dallas Mavericks power forward Elton Brand (42), in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) drives inside as Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Vince Carter (25) trails behind in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) goes one-on-one with Dallas Mavericks point guard Darren Collison (4), in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24)pressures Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap steals the ball from Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap steals the ball from Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) defends as Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman (35) shoots, in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) shoots over Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman (35),  in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) shoots over Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman (35),  in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) is fouled by Dallas Mavericks power forward Elton Brand (42), in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin pleads with referee Zach Zarba (33), in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10)deflects a pass to Dallas Mavericks small forward Jae Crowder (9), in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) is fouled by Dallas Mavericks point guard Darren Collison (4) as he brings the ball down court for, in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) shoots overUtah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8), in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) pressures Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41),  in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) shoots the ball over the long arm of Dallas Mavericks power forward Elton Brand (42), in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Dallas Mavericks small forward Shawn Marion (0) tries to stop Gordon Hayward (20) as he brings the ball down court, in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) snags a rebound from the hands of Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0), in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) shoots the ball over the long arm of Dallas Mavericks power forward Elton Brand (42), in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) brings the ball down court, as Dallas Mavericks small forward Shawn Marion (0) defends, in NBA action, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 7, 2013.

The Jazz have endured injuries and droughts. The lineups often have been piecemeal and, at times, it’s felt as though circumstances forced Tyrone Corbin to insert players like picking teams on the playground.

But while it seemed the Jazz’s third-year coach already tried and trusted every lineup imaginable, he said Monday before his team’s 100-94 win over the Dallas Mavericks, “I think we’ve got a few more in the bag.”

But how far did he have to reach to come up with this one?

Corbin forsook logic, benched both of his traditional point guards and used a ball-handling trio of Gordon Hayward, Randy Foye and Alec Burks for the final 5 minutes, 59 seconds in front of 18,600 at EnergySolutions Arena. In that time, the Jazz went on a 13-0 run in which the they turned an 86-80 deficit into a 93-86 advantage.

“We’ve always thought about it,” Corbin said, “and found the right time to do it.”

Add in some tenacious defense and timely shooting from Al Jefferson, and the Jazz — don’t say it too loudly — found a winning recipe.

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“I thought we were physical with them,” Hayward said. “They’re a team with a lot of talent, a lot of scorers. You can’t let them have their way, can’t let them get going.”

With the Jazz facing a three-game road trip, Hayward played his best game of the season, scoring a season-high 27 points while adding 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks a steal and avoided committing any turnovers. He made 4 of 5 3-point attempts, including one with 2:19 left to cap the Jazz’s big, momentum-turning run.

“He had just a great flowing game on both ends for us tonight,” Corbin said.

Jefferson recorded another double-double, his 16th, with 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, while Burks added a season-high 13 points in his first chance to close a game.

“It’s a long time coming,” Burks said. “Beginning of the year I wasn’t even playing. Now to be playing in the fourth, it’s just a great feeling that hard work pays off.”

And while Burks can be credited for his execution on a lot of plays, even he had to be feeling lucky after he picked up a loose ball and buried a 26-foot 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 4:35 left in the game to tie it at 86-86.

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In short Jazz 100, Mavericks 94

Gordon Hayward scores a season-high 27 points to lead the Jazz to their second win over the Mavericks this season.

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