The rebuilding has begun.

Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin sat three starters for the entire fourth quarter Monday, then kept Al Jefferson on the bench throughout overtime against the Washington Wizards.

All the while, Corbin let his rookies run. Gordon Hayward, Jeremy Evans and Derrick Favors responded by temporarily bringing Utah to life, overcoming a 10-point fourth quarter deficit before the Jazz eventually fell 100-95 at EnergySolutions Arena.

After Utah's (36-39) most humbling and embarrassing defeat of the season, Corbin acknowledged that the team's youth movement is one step away from overdrive. Corbin will spend Tuesday evaluating a flat, directionless team that has dropped six straight games, come as close as possible to playing its way out of a playoff berth, and handed Washington (18-55) only its second road win of the entire season. And a coach as frustrated as one of the players that he benched is considering giving Hayward, Evans and Favors the green light for the remainder of a lost season.

The young trio combined for 29 points on 13-of-23 shooting, 17 rebounds, six assists and six blocks in 82 minutes, led by Favors' 11 points and 10 rebounds.

"I was very encouraged [by them]," said Corbin, who let out another heavy postgame sigh before addressing the media. "They did a good job with just bringing energy, man, and they played hard. They counted on each other; they trusted each other on the defensive end."

They did everything that key Jazz veteran starters did not, providing the life that has often been lacking during a surreal two-and-a-half-month slide that has seen the team26 of 35 games after starting the season 27-13.