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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Gordon Hayward scored 17 points in his first start since November, including a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, and the Utah Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 90-84 on Saturday night.
The Grizzlies (44-21) had won 14 of 15 but have dropped two straight to close out a four-game road trip.
Utah (34-32) pulled within a half-game of the idle Lakers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Jerryd Bayless led all scorers with 24 points. Memphis teammate Zach Randolph added 19 and Mike Conley 13 but on just 6-of-18 shooting.
The Jazz started sixth man Hayward to provide a spark on both ends. He added eight rebounds.
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WHO THROWS A SHOE?
Marc Gasol got creative early in the fourth quarter against the Jazz on Saturday night after losing his sneaker on an offensive possession. Trailing 65-71, Gasol got his shoe back from teammate Ed Davis, and used it to swipe at and foul Jazz forward, Derrick Favors, on a drive to the basket.
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The Grizzlies (44-21) had won 14 of 15 and the first two of a...
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol lost his sneaker during last night’s game against Utah.
How are you supposed to play defense while holding a sneaker?
Use it to swipe at the ball is the correct answer.
(h/t Slam Online via CBS Sports)
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File this one in the class of very unusual and very cool. Check out how Marc Gasol lost a show during a game featuring his Grizzlies 90-84 loss to the Utah Jazz, and then used it to his advantage. Marc grabbed his shoe, which he was none too pleased about losing, and used it to try and smack the ball away from Derrick Favors. Awesome and terrible at the same time.
Marc Gasol found a creative way to foul Derrick Favors on Saturday night.
The Grizzlies center lost his shoe after hitting a 6-footer when Favors stepped on his heel on the way down. Gasol’s teammate, Ed Davis, returned the shoe to the big man on the other end of the court as Gasol was jawing to refs complaining about the previous play.
When Favors got the ball and drove to the...
Video: Loses sneaker, uses it to commit a foul
When NBA players lose their shoe in the midst of a game, typically the player will just play through until a timeout when he can retrieve his lost show. But yesterday Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies decided to break the mold during a game against the Utah Jazz. After losing his shoe on the offensive end, [...]
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