Al Jefferson looked at the ceiling and pounded his chest as he does after every game.
Monday night it was different. Jefferson was playing for his 82-year-old maternal grandmother, who died unexpectedly about 24 hours earlier.
''I know she wanted me to go out and play and do my job and that's what I did,'' he said.
Jefferson scored 33 points, including his only career 3-pointer at the buzzer, and added 12 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz past the Detroit Pistons 105-90.
Afterward his teammates went to him immediately.
''Your teammates (are) your second family,'' said Jefferson, who is in his second year with the Jazz. ''They've been very supportive. They didn't even expect me to play tonight. I told them I was coming ... 100 percent ready to win the game because it's all about business when you step on that court.''
The Jazz trailed 77-75 entering the fourth quarter but outscored Detroit 30-13 in the final 12 minutes.
C.J. Miles added 15 points, including three 3-pointers in th...