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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.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

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.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

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.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

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.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

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.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

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.
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With 16 games remaining and the Jazz on the outside looking in at the playoff picture, they didn’t have time to wait for the NBA-sanctioned postseason against the Grizzlies (44-21).

“They’re positioning themselves for home court,” Foye said. “But this was a playoff game for us.”

The Jazz trailed 50-45 at halftime, but outscored the Grizzlies 24-9 in the third quarter. They built a 13-point lead before Memphis cut it to 71-69 after a 13-2 run of its own. Gradually, the Jazz reconstructed their advantage, going up 87-76 after a 3-pointer by Hayward with 2:58 remaining. However, the Grizzlies got back within three after Jerryd Bayless’s fourth 3-pointer of the game with 1:16 left.

While it would be foolish to think that one win against a Memphis team playing its fourth game in five nights completely closes the book on their worst stretch of the season, beating the Grizzlies certainly turned the page.

“We know that this is what we’re going to have to have the rest of the way,” coach Tyrone Corbin said. “Anything short of that is not satisfactory.”

Five players scored in double figures for the Jazz, including 10 points off the bench from Derrick Favors. Favors had a hand — or a body — in the play of the night, when in the fourth quarter Gasol, the Grizzlies center, lost his shoe on the offensive end. The game didn’t stop, and Gasol held onto his shoe and, as Favors got the ball on the baseline, swung it at Favors.

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The Jazz were carried in the fourth quarter by Corbin’s so-called “big” lineup in which Favors plays power forward and pushes Paul Millsap to the “3” spot.

The lineup was often used at the end of last season, but was scrapped early this year and had rarely been seen since.

Bayless led Memphis with 24 points. The Jazz had a chance to cut some of the drama out of the finish, but after Bayless cut the Utah lead to three, Al Jefferson subsequently missed a pair of free throws. But Memphis turned the ball over on its next possession and the Jazz answered with Hayward’s back-breaking 3-pointer.

boram@sltrib.com

Twitter: @tribjazz

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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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