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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Memphis Grizzlies were playing their fourth game in five nights and threw everything they had at the Utah Jazz -- including Marc Gasols shoe. Beats By Dre UK . It wasnt enough Saturday night as Utah used an 8-0 fourth-quarter run and Gordon Haywards 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to secure a 90-84 victory. "It showed how physical the game was," said Paul Millsap, who finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. "A guy loses his shoe, he picks it up, plays defence." Gasol was called for a personal foul on the play as he whipped the shoe at Derrick Favours as the Jazz third-year power forward drove toward the hoop early in the fourth quarter with the Jazz leading by four. Mo Williams quipped that Gasol should have been ejected, even if he "got all ball" with the shoe. Gasols three-point play with 4:24 left pulled Memphis within 79-76, only to see Millsap score five straight and Hayward hit another 3 for an 87-76 Jazz lead. Jerryd Bayless, who led all scorers with 24 points, tried to bring the Grizzlies back. He scored eight straight, including back-to-back 3s, but turned it over on the next possession with 38 seconds left before Hayward hit the clinching 3. Hayward led the Jazz with 17 points in his first start since November, moving into the lineup at small forward as Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin hoped to add another playmaker on both ends of the court. 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. "That was a tough loss," Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said. "They played with a lot of energy and we just didnt play smart down the stretch." The Jazz used the lineup change to put behind a forgettable effort in Wednesdays 23-point loss in Oklahoma City, when they scored 28 in the first half and shot a season-low 35 per cent. They also played with more energy on Saturday. Williams dived to the floor to force a Memphis shot-clock violation in the first quarter and Enes Kanter went head first into the crowd trying to save a rebound. The Grizzlies put up a fight, too, with Gasol slinging his shoe at Favours trying to slow him down in the fourth quarter. "I didnt even know he hit me with a shoe at first until somebody told me," said Favours, who finished with 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting, with six rebounds and two blocks in 27 minutes off the bench. "He had to do what he had to do, I was attacking the rim." Williams, still trying to regain his form after missing 32 games with torn ligaments in his shooting hand, knew the Jazz had to match Memphis intensity. "Theyre as physical as they come," Williams said. "The only way to be in a game with them is be as physical." With 16 games remaining for Utah, he said the Jazz finally have found their identity. "We got to grit and grind," he said. "I can steal that from Memphis because we are a replica of them. Theyve been together long enough to play that way each and every night. Collectively we didnt know when we were going to find it, but thats who we are. We have to be physical. ... We cant pound the ball on offence then on defence be soft. We have to take a page out of Memphis book and theyre physical on both ends of the floor." Memphis led 50-45 at the break, but the Jazz used a big third quarter to regain control. The Jazz had been outscored 55-28 in the third quarter in a pair of losses this season to Memphis. They outscored the Grizzlies 24-9 in the third Saturday to take a 69-59 lead into the fourth. Randy Foyes 3-pointer and a 10-foot bank shot by Williams gave the Jazz a 64-55 lead. Hayward pushed it to 66-55 with a jumper off the break and Williams sank a free throw for a 12-point Jazz lead with 1:59 left in the third after Hollins was called for a technical. Despite opening the fourth on an 8-2 run, the Grizzlies couldnt get over the hump at the end. "Down 10 (entering the fourth), thats tough to recover from," said guard Tony Allen. So was Haywards huge 3, his third of the game, a shot Hollins called a "dagger." "Its tough, but we have another game on Monday where we will be able to bounce back," said Bayless, who hit 9-of-14 shots and 4-of-7 3-pointers. "We wish we could have won tonight, but at the same time it wasnt a bad road trip." Notes: Longtime Jazz broadcaster Hot Rod Hundley attended Saturdays game. ... Memphis G Tony Wroten did not dress Saturday and returned to the team hotel because of migraines. .. Conley entered the game needing two steals to break his own franchise record for total steals in a season (144 in 2010-2011). He finished with one. ... Randolph added 19 points for Memphis and Conley 13 but shot just 6 of 18. Gasol was just 5 of 14 for 11 points. ... Memphis nine third-quarter points and two field goals were a season low for a quarter. Beats By Dre sale uk . Wayne Rooney scored one before missing from the penalty spot as United beat Chelsea 3-1 to give the club its best start to the season since 1985. "It was a fantastic, open match but we created our own problems for ourselves," said Sir Alex Ferguson, who took charge of United in 1986. Beats By Dre sale cheap . "I left it all on the table with her and when it airs the people can decide," he said in a text message to The Associated Press. .Y. -- Rick Schofield scored the winning goal and added an assist as the Rochester Americans beat the Hamilton Bulldogs 6-3 in American Hockey League action Monday afternoon. Official Beats By Dre cheap . It is not as though the returning players are about to take over the club, but the midfielders goal in a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC last Saturday at Olympic Stadium was a happy moment for the group that played last season in the North American Soccer League, which is rated as second division. Beats by Dre headphones . -- Royals manager Ned Yost and outfielder Jeff Francoeur both had been ejected long before the ninth inning of Thursday nights game against Milwaukee, so they had to settle for watching its dramatic conclusion on television.When the Toronto Maple Leafs raise former captain Mats Sundins number to the rafters on Saturday night they will be honouring the franchise leader in goals and points, but is he the greatest player ever to pull on the Blue and White? Acquired in a deal with the Quebec Nordiques along with Garth Butcher and Todd Warriner in exchange for Sylvain Lefebvre, Landon Wilson and another former team captain, Wendel Clark, the former first overall pick had a huge impact with the Leafs in his 13 seasons with the club. When Sundin left the club following the 2007-08 season he had set franchise records with 420 goals and 987 points. The native of Bromma, Sweden was also captain of the team for 10 seasons, a longer tenure than both Clark and another player who has had his number honoured by the team, Doug Gilmour. Under Sundins leadership, the Toronto Maple Leafs played in the Eastern Conference final twice, losing to the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes. He topped 30 goals 10 times while playing in Toronto and his 500th career goal was a dramatic winner as part of a three-goal night against the Calgary Flames in October of 2006. However, the Leafs have a long history of other great players to choose from. Borje Salming is not only one of the best defencemen to play for the MMaple Leafs but hes considered among the all-time great rear guards to ever play in the NHL and has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Cheap Monster Beats By Dre. . Salming holds franchise records in both goals and assists by a defenceman and is applauded not only for his skill on offence but his toughness in his own end as well. Speaking of toughness, no one exemplified that aspect of the game in Toronto quite like Wendel Clark. Though he was only captain of the team for three seasons, the Leafs advanced to the Conference Finals in two of those years before being eliminated by the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks. Clark had the ability to score, once totaling 46 goals in a season. He also dropped the gloves regularly to protect his teammates, and once racked up 193 minutes in penalties in just 66 games played. Gilmour, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011, also proudly wore the Leaf jersey and spent three seasons as team captain. Considered one of the best two-way players while he was active in the league, he also holds the team record for points in a season with 127. Dave Keon, Darryl Sittler, George Armstrong, Johnny Bower, the list of greats to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs is endless, but is Mats Sundin the greatest player ever? Its Your! Call. ' ' '
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