SALT LAKE CITY -- Forward Zach Randolph scored 22 points, hit a key jumper during a late rally and nailed the clinching free throws as the Memphis Grizzlies stormed past the Utah Jazz for a 91-87 win Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Randolph beat the shot clock with a 19-foot jumper with 1:23 remaining to put Memphis up 87-84 during the Grizzlies' game-changing, 12-0 run. He then hit a two foul shots with 11.6 seconds remaining to help Memphis pull off a much-needed win.
Despite trailing for most of the night, and by as many as 16 points, the Grizzlies (43-28) maintained their position in the seventh spot in the Western Conference playoff race. Memphis now trails the sixth-place Golden State Warriors (44-27), its opponent Friday, by just one game.
Guard Mike Conley finished with 19 points, including several timely buckets in the late surge, and center Marc Gasol added 18 points and seven rebounds in the win.
Three Jazz players had double-doubles.
Power forward Derrick Favors led Utah (23-49) with 22 points, and he added 10 rebounds. Center Enes Kanter contributed 11 points and 15 boards, and guard Trey Burke had 11 points and 10 assists.
Guard Gordon Hayward scored 18 points for Utah, which led 84-77 with just over four minutes remaining before the momentum changed drastically.
Conley began Memphis' late comeback with a jumper to make it 84-79. Gasol followed with two free throws.
Forward Mike Miller then gave the Grizzlies their first lead since 11-10 by hitting a 3-pointer and then a technical free throw after an offensive three-second call against the Jazz. That put Memphis up for good at 85-84.
The result got the Grizzlies off to a good start on their pivotal five-game Western road trip, which continues Friday against the Warriors in Oakland, Calif., and includes stops in Portland, Denver and Minnesota.
Although the Jazz played much better than in Monday's 114-94 drubbing by the Detroit Pistons, they still ended up with their 13th loss in 15 games. Utah was looking for its first victory over a team with a winning record since a 109-86 blowout of the Phoenix Suns on Feb. 26.
Memphis, which beat Utah 94-84 on March 19 at the FedEx Forum, swept the Jazz for the first time in nine years, going 3-0 this season. The Grizzlies have four consecutive wins over Utah, seven in the past eight meetings.
The Jazz, who lost for the fifth time in their past six home games, were again without Alec Burks, their second-leading scorer (13.8 points per game). The backup guard missed his third game in a row due to a sprained left ankle. He played in the first 69 games of the season.
Memphis guard Tony Allen, who sat out Monday's 109-92 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves with a stomach illness, played 10 scoreless minutes Wednesday. He missed all of his five field-goal attempts.
Unlike their previous meeting with Memphis, when they trailed by 18 points, the Jazz established themselves early Wednesday. Favors scored 10 as Utah took a 25-17 lead after the first quarter.
The Jazz, playing a crisp offensive half, stretched the advantage to 50-40 by halftime.
Utah went ahead by its largest margin, 65-49, in the third quarter after a layup by forward Richard Jefferson.
Memphis started chipping into the lead with an 8-0 run that helped make it a nine-point game heading into the fourth quarter.
NOTES: Asked about John Stockton on the Hall of Famer's 52nd birthday, Jazz rookie G Trey Burke recalled some memorable advice the legendary point guard gave him when they worked together last summer. Burke said Stockton told him, "You're going to face some adversity. You've got to learn how to get through it, and you've just got to learn from your mistakes." ... Grizzlies F Tayshaun Prince started the second-most games (830) since the beginning of the 2003-04, trailing only Miami Heat F LeBron James. ... Memphis F Jon Leuer played for Jazz player development coach Alex Jensen last season when they were both with the NBA Development League's Canton Charge.