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Hayward rules from start in Utah Jazz’s win over Memphis
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) gets past Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams gets past Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol during a game in Salt Lake City on March 16, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) gets past Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) tries to get a shot off, as Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen (9) defends,  in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) steals the ball from Memphis Grizzlies small forward Quincy Pondexter (20) in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) steals the ball from Memphis Grizzlies small forward Quincy Pondexter (20) in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) steals the ball from Memphis Grizzlies small forward Quincy Pondexter (20) in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) scores, in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) goes in for two points, in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0)goes in for a shot, as Memphis Grizzlies power forward Ed Davis (32) defends, in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0)goes in for a shot, as Memphis Grizzlies power forward Ed Davis (32) defends, in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) goes in for a shot, as Memphis Grizzlies point guard Jerryd Bayless (7) defends, in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) goes in for a shot, as Memphis Grizzlies point guard Jerryd Bayless (7) defends, in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) sinks a 3-pointer, giving the Jazz a 6 point lead with 17.3 seconds left in the game,  in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Earl Watson (11) and Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) greet  Gordon Hayward (20) after he sunks a 3-pointer, giving the Jazz a 6 point lead with 17.3 seconds left in the game,  in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) blocks a shot by Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen (9),  in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson knocks the ball away from Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph during a game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) dunks over Memphis Grizzlies power forward Ed Davis (32) in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) scores over Memphis Grizzlies power forward Ed Davis (32) in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) knocks the ball away from Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50), in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Memphis Grizzlies small forward Tayshaun Prince (21) shoots over Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) knocks the ball away from Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50), in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) goes after a ball along with Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50), in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) sinks a 3-pointer, giving the Jazz a 6 point lead with 17.3 seconds left in the game,  in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) brings the ball down court, in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Earl Watson (11) defends as Memphis Grizzlies point guard Jerryd Bayless (7) holds the ball, in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) and Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) after Hayward hit a 3-pointer, giving the Jazz 87-76 lead with 2:56 left in the game, in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) and Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) after Hayward hit a 3-pointer, giving the Jazz 87-76 lead with 2:56 left in the game, in NBA action, The Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)   

The Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward has been named to the national team pool, meaning he may be playing for Team USA in the next Summer Olympics.

The Memphis Grizzlies threw everything they had at the Jazz. Marc Gasol even unleashed his shoe.

But the reeling Jazz didn’t need to answer with a sole; they finally had heart.

In the first game since Tyrone Corbin questioned the effort of his team in a blowout loss in Oklahoma City, the Jazz answered with a revamped lineup and previously unseen perseverance to beat the Grizzlies, 90-84.

“We needed that,” Randy Foye said. “No matter how we got it.”

Facing the reality of the Jazz (34-32) being knocked completely out of the postseason chase, Corbin tweaked his starting lineup for the second time in 10 days, moving Gordon Hayward from the bench into DeMarre Carroll’s starting spot.

And while all the buzz was about the former lottery pick finally starting, the real story was how he finished.

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The Jazz swingman made two 3-pointers in the final 3 minutes, including one with 17.3 seconds remaining to knock the Grizzlies down for good.

Hayward finished with a team-high 17 points and eight rebounds, while playing 38 minutes in front 17,122, the smallest crowd of the season at EnergySolutions Arena.

But as good as it was for Hayward, who made his first start since Nov. 16, it was even better for the Utah Jazz. They moved within half a game of the Los Angeles Lakers for eighth in the Western Conference.

“We know we can do this,” Hayward said. “We’ve done it against the best teams in the league at home. It’s when we go on the road; that’s where we’ve got to pick it up and play like this.”

The Jazz play three of their next four games on the road, where they are just 10-24. After hosting the Knicks on Monday, they will head to Texas for three games.

The Jazz entered Saturday losers of eight of their last 10 games, and their only wins in the last three weeks had come against sub-.500 teams from the Eastern Conference.

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Storylines Jazz 90, Grizzlies 84

The Jazz beat a team with a winning record for the first time since Feb. 19, when they defeated Golden State.

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