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                          === Jazz edge Grizzlies ===
 
 Salt  Lake  City, UT (Sports  Network) - Gordon Hayward  had 17 points and his
 3-pointer  late in the contest sealed a much needed 90-84 victory for the Utah
 Jazz over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.
 
 Hayward also pulled down eight boards and Al Jefferson poured in 14 points for
 Utah,  which had come in as losers in eight of its last 10 games. Paul Millsap
 and Mo Williams each scored 13 in the victory.
 
 "A  win, we need  a win against anybody. We are where we are," said Jazz coach
 Tyrone Corbin. "We need to win our share of games out to have a chance to make
 the playoffs. Great win here on our home court against a quality ball club"
 
 Memphis  has now  dropped two  in a  row on  the heels  of a  six-game winning
 streak.  Jerryd Bayless had a game-high 24 points and Zach Randolph chipped in
 with 19 points and nine rebounds in defeat.
 
 The  Grizzlies  led at halftime,  but after a  brutal third quarter, they were
 forced to play from behind and were never able to catch up.
 
 Bayless  gave  them their  best shot  when he scored  eight straight points to
 reduce  an 11-point deficit  to three at 87-84 with 1:16 to play, but he had a
 costly turnover following a pair of missed Jefferson free throws.
 
 Hayward  then put  the game  away, as  Williams found  him on  the wing  for a
 clinching 3-pointer with 17.3 seconds left.
 
 The  Grizzlies led 50-45  at the break, but were a miserable 2-for-16 from the
 field in the third, as they quickly saw their advantage evaporate.
 
 Bayless'  layup kept  the  Grizzlies  within 57-55,  but  Memphis didn't  make
 another field goal over the final 5 1/2 minutes of the third.
 
 "We  were playing  a little bit too  slow and something we really need to work
 on, to pick up the pace," said Bayless.
 
 Jefferson's  long  jumper were the  first two of  10 unanswered points for the
 Jazz and they took a 69-59 lead into the fourth.
 
 Hayward's triple with just under three minutes left had the Jazz ahead, 87-76,
 before Bayless' personal surge to get them back into the contest.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Jazz  had dropped the first  two meetings with the Grizzlies this season.
 They  will  close out the  four-game season series on  April 17 in Memphis ...
 Utah  improved to 24-8  at home ... The Jazz outscored the Grizzlies, 24-9, in
 the  third  period ... The  Grizzlies had 12  turnovers, which the Jazz turned
 into 17 points.
 
 
 03/17 01:57:25 ET