A bruised and battered Brumbies know they have no choice but to lift against the Western Force next weekend with their Super Rugby finals hopes on a knifes edge.The ACT franchise are perilously close to missing the playoffs for the first time in four years after being thrashed 40-15 by New Zealands bottom-ranked Blues in Auckland on Friday.They conceded four tries in the opening 21 minutes and failed to respond, relying on their setpiece and rolling maul but struggling elsewhere in attack.The defeat opens the door for the NSW Waratahs to overtake them on the ladder and win the Australian conference.And thats basically where youve got to finish to get to the finals, coach Stephen Larkham said.Thats obviously important for us now.The Brumbies host the lowly Force at GIO Stadium next Saturday night in a must-win final regular-season match.Larkham said fatigue probably played a role in the loss to the Blues, given the travel to Auckland and short turnaround for his Wallabies ahead of last weeks win over Queensland.Theres plenty of excuses we can throw out there, he added.I think theres maybe one or two positive things but about 10 things weve got to work on.Well put everything into this week. 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We had a hard time scoring anyway, so why not take a chance from the 3-point line?Diaw had 11 points and Mack scored 10.Mike Conley led Memphis with 14 points, while Zach Randolph had 12 points and 11 rebounds. JaMychal Green added 10 points and 11 rebounds.Memphis managed only 30 percent shooting against the aggressive Jazz defense. That included the Grizzlies converting only 2 of 23 shots from outside the arc as Memphis lost its second straight.Our (offensive) execution is horrendous right now, Memphis coach David Fizdale said. We are just not taking pride in executing our offense with purpose.The game featured two of the leagues top defensive teams. Both entered limiting opponents to 42.9 percent shooting. Utah is first in fewest points allowed at 95.4 a game, and Memphis is third at 97.3.The Grizzlies ended with their lowest-scoring game of the season.Conley was 3 of 16 for Memphis. Marc Gasol was 4 of 22, managing a mere eight points. He also missed all five shots from outside the arc.Meanwhile, Utah made 46 percent of its shots. Gobert converted all nine of his field goal attempts, many of them on rolls to the basket resulting in alley-oop dunks.The game remained close throughout with 14 lead changes and 15 ties.It was a physical game, and sometimes those games are hard to shoot, Utah coach Quin Snyder said.dddddddddddd Youve just got to keep playing.TIP-INSJAZZ: Gobert recorded his 18th double-double. ... Hayward has 16 games with at least 20 points. ... Utah tied its season mark for blocks with 11.Grizzlies: Defeated Utah 102-96 on Nov. 14, the start of a six-game winning streak for Memphis. ... F James Ennis returned to action after missing 14 games with a right calf injury. ... Vince Carter entered in the first quarter, tying Mark Jackson for 20th in career regular season games played with 1,295.GOBERT THE DEFENDEROver the previous 10 games, Gobert had held opposing centers to 8.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. Gasol had eight points and seven rebounds in this one.He did a great job defensively, Diaw said of Gobert. He held (Gasol) to the fewest points hes probably scored all season.It wasnt Gasols lowest scoring game, but close. Gasol scored six points against Minnesota on Nov. 19.HILL ON HOLDJazz guard George Hill missed his ninth game with a sprained left big toe, and Snyder suggested his return wasnt imminent.I guess Im hopeful, Snyder said. I dont know exactly where it is, whether it is a week or two weeks. ... I dont think it is day-to-day. Its days-to-days, week-to-week.CONLEY ACHINGConley continued to struggle in his second game back after missing nine due to a lower back injury. Hes 5 of 23 in the two games, including 1 of 12 from outside the arc.Hes fighting through a lot of pain, Fizdale said. He wont tell you guys that. ... He broke his back, and he doesnt take pain medicine.UP NEXTJazz: Travel to Golden State to face the Warriors on Tuesday night before playing two home games -- against Sacramento and Toronto -- before Christmas.Grizzlies: Wrap up a four-game homestand Tuesday night with the Boston Celtics. ' ' '