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Utah Jazz show their stuff in win vs. Warriors
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Members of the Utah Jazz stretch before the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013.
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Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) warms up before the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013.
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Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) warms up before the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) warms up before the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) warms up before the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) warms up before the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) dunks over Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) runs past Golden State Warriors power forward Carl Landry (7) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) dunks over Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) shoots over Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) shoots past Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) shoots past Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) shoots past Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) runs past Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) and Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) go up for a rebound during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) shoots over Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) shoots past Golden State Warriors power forward Carl Landry (7) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin talks with Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) and Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) and Utah Jazz point guard Jamaal Tinsley (6) go for the ball during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin talks with Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) guards Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Jazz assistant coach Sidney Lowe talks with Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Jazz assistant coach Sidney Lowe during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) runs past Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) passes to Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) runs past Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) is guarded by Golden State Warriors power forward Andris Biedrins (15) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) shoots over Golden State Warriors power forward Andris Biedrins (15) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) dunks the ball during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Utah Jazz point guard Earl Watson (11) is guarded by Golden State Warriors small forward Draymond Green (23) during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
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Jazz assistant coach Sidney Lowe during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) dunks the ball during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Jazz assistant coach Sidney Lowe during the first half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz are winning the game 58-53.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) guards Golden State Warriors power forward Carl Landry (7) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) guards Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
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Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) and Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) dive for the ball during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
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Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) and Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) dive for the ball during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) guards Golden State Warriors small forward Draymond Green (23) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots past Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
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Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli (31) guards Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
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Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) Utah Jazz point guard Earl Watson (11) and Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) runs around Golden State Warriors power forward Andris Biedrins (15) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) shoots past Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli (31) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) shoots past Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli (31) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) guards Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) shoots past Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.
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Utah Jazz small forward DeMarre Carroll (3) Golden State Warriors small forward Richard Jefferson (44) and Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli (31) dive for the ball during the second half of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday February 19, 2013. The Jazz won the game 115-101.

If Tuesday was the last time the Jazz play a game as currently constituted, Executive Vice President Kevin O’Connor’s creation went out on a high note.

And if O’Connor and general manager Dennis Lindsey were looking for encouragement that these Jazz — who won’t play again until Saturday, two days after Thursday’s 1 p.m. trade deadline — are worth a look in the postseason, they might have just found it in the 115-101 win over Golden State that catapulted the Jazz (31-24) into sixth place in the Western Conference.

At least some players hope so.

“From the moment I got traded to this team,” Jazz forward Marvin Williams said, “I was really excited about what we had here. I feel like we’re showing the league what we’re capable of doing. Me personally, I really do hope everybody is here on Friday.”

Al Jefferson led the Jazz with 24 points, while Paul Millsap added 14 points and nine rebounds. The frontcourt pair have been most commonly brought up in trade rumors.

“They haven’t missed a beat, man,” Williams said. “You can tell out there on the court.”

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The Jazz got one more regular back into the fold Tuesday when guard Gordon Hayward returned after missing 10 games with a sprained right shoulder. On one of his first possessions, Hayward was fouled hard going to the rim. He got up, moved his shoulder in a circular motion to check for pain and proceeded to score 17 points in 24 minutes.

“I was watching to see how he responded,” coach Tyrone Corbin said. “I thought he did a great job.”

The Jazz have won three games in a row, including two before the All-Star Break. They had just one practice to get ready for the Warriors (30-23). Golden State started the season hot but has lost six straight to fall into a sixth-place tie with the Jazz in the Western Conference race.

Jefferson said that he imagined the Jazz, after losing Hayward and Mo Williams for extended periods of time, would have struggled more, perhaps fighting for any playoff spot rather than jockeying in the middle of the conference.

“We’re in higher position than we were before those guys went out,” he said. “This just show how deep this team is.”

Against the Warriors, the Jazz built a 10-point lead in the first half and withstood 14 second quarter points from Stephen Curry, who finished with a game-high 29 points.

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Utah proves it’s good as is in its final game before trade deadline.

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Highlights

O The Jazz play their final game before Thursday’s trade deadline, beating Golden State 115-101.

» Gordon Hayward returns from injury to score 17 points in 24 minutes.

» The Jazz and Warriors are tied for sixth place in the Western Conference.

Jazz 115, Warriors 101

FG FT Reb

G.S. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Barnes 19:00 1-5 1-2 0-0 0 2 3

Lee 30:30 9-13 0-0 2-9 1 5 18

Bogut 15:04 0-4 0-0 2-5 1 2 0

Curry 37:32 12-22 1-1 2-5 4 3 29

Thompsn 34:26 6-11 3-4 2-7 0 0 15

Biedrins 15:48 1-1 0-0 0-2 1 6 2

Landry 18:11 2-4 1-1 1-5 0 1 5

Jack 32:42 6-11 6-6 0-2 9 0 19

Green 15:12 1-6 0-0 1-2 1 2 2

RJeffersn 7:49 0-3 0-0 0-1 0 0 0

Ezeli 7:42 1-2 3-6 3-4 0 0 5

Bazemre 3:36 0-1 2-2 0-0 0 1 2

Jenkins 2:27 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 1

Totals 239:59 39-83 18-24 13-42 17 22 101

Percentages: FG .470, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 5-17, .294 (Curry 4-9, Jack 1-2, Green 0-1, R.Jefferson 0-1, Barnes 0-2, Thompson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 14 (21 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Biedrins, Ezeli, Lee). Turnovers: 13 (Jack 5, Curry 4, Barnes, R.Jefferson, Landry, Thompson). Steals: 5 (Barnes, Biedrins, Curry, Jenkins, Lee). Technical Fouls: Lee, 9:53 second; Defensive three second, 2:57 third.

FG FT Reb

Utah Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

MaWllms 20:25 3-8 3-4 0-1 1 2 11

Millsap 30:31 5-10 4-4 2-9 1 2 14

AJeffrsn 31:34 11-18 2-3 1-5 1 0 24

Tinsley 18:40 1-3 1-2 1-3 5 2 4

Foye 29:17 4-9 4-4 0-2 1 1 15

Favors 21:07 4-7 6-6 2-4 2 5 14

Hayward 24:33 5-9 5-6 0-3 4 1 17

Watson 22:58 0-0 0-0 0-0 5 4 0

Kanter 11:21 0-4 1-2 2-3 1 2 1

Burks 25:14 5-8 1-2 0-5 2 3 13

Carroll 1:27 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2

Murphy 1:27 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Evans 1:27 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0

Totals 240:01 39-78 27-33 8-35 23 23 115

Percentages: FG .500, FT .818. 3-Point Goals: 10-21, .476 (Foye 3-6, Burks 2-3, Ma.Williams 2-4, Hayward 2-5, Tinsley 1-3). Team Rebounds: 11. Team Turnovers: 11 (6 PTS). Blocked Shots: 8 (A.Jefferson 3, Hayward 2, Burks, Tinsley, Watson). Turnovers: 11 (Favors 2, Foye 2, A.Jefferson 2, Millsap 2, Burks, Hayward, Ma.Williams). Steals: 8 (Tinsley 3, Watson 3, Burks, Foye). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 10:54 fourth.

Golden State 19 34 26 22 — 101

Utah 26 32 29 28 — 115

Attendance » 18,231

Time » 2:08.

Officials » Monty McCutchen, Tony Brown, Curtis Blair.

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