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Looking back at Gordon Hayward's 5 biggest performances in a Utah Jazz uniform

Utah Jazz Gordon Hayward celebrates hitting the game winning shot over Cleveland Cavaliers Tristan Thompson as the Jazz and the Cavaliers play Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. Jazz win 102-100 win.
Utah Jazz Gordon Hayward celebrates hitting the game winning shot over Cleveland Cavaliers Tristan Thompson as the Jazz and the Cavaliers play Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. Jazz win 102-100 win.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Gordon Hayward has been a fixture in the Utah Jazz lineup since 2010, and as a starter since the 2013-14 campaign.

During that time he has provided Jazz fans with a lot to cheer about, including plenty of highlight reel plays, big scoring nights and game winners.

Here is a look at his best performances and key moments in a Jazz uniform.

5. Game-winner vs. Dallas

Hayward didn't have a great shooting night, but he stepped up when it mattered most as he drilled a 17-foot step-back for the game-winner as time expired to push the Jazz to a 121-119 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

4. 34 points in rookie season finale

Hayward had a breakout performance in the last game of his rookie season as he shot lights out in a 107-103 win over the Denver Nuggets. In the win, he totaled a then career-high 34 points on 12-of-17 shooting from the field, including a blistering 5 of 6 from 3-point range, to show what kind of scoring potential he had.

3. Hayward sets regular-season career-high

Just a month after the Minnesota Timberwolves had delivered the Jazz one of the most embarrassing losses of the season, Hayward helped Utah exact revenge in a 120-113 win. He carried the offensive load in the victory as he set a new career-high in scoring with 39 points on 14-for-22 shooting from the field, including 4 for 5 from beyond the arc. It wasn't a one-dimensional effort by any means as he also handed out five assists and collected two steals.

2. Hayward drops 21 first-quarter points on the Clippers

Hayward caught fire out of the chute in the second-round game 3 matchup with the Clippers as he ran off 21 first-quarter points, including three shots from distance as the Jazz raced out to a 12-point lead. Although the Jazz couldn't hold on to get the win, he finished with 40 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a pair of blocks.

1. Hayward silences the Cavaliers

Not only did Hayward lead the way in scoring and assists for the Jazz (21 and 7), but he also came up with the biggest bucket of the night as the Jazz beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-100. After LeBron James connected on three straight free throws with :03 left to tie the game, Hayward came through in the clutch as he nailed the difficult step-back jumper over the outstretched arm of Tristan Thompson as time expired to give the Jazz the win.