Utah move ahead of the Lakers for final play-off spot in the West.
The Utah Jazz took full advantage of the Los Angeles Lakers slip-up earlier in the day on Sunday, sealing a 97-90 win over the Golden State Warriors.
The victory moves Utah to 41-37 for the season, one-half game ahead of the Lakers, with just four games left in the regular season, two of which are at home.
More importantly though, the Jazz now control their own fate with the advantage of the tiebreaker as they hold a 2-1 mark in the season series between the two.
Mo Williams had a game-high 25 points while Al Jefferson added 19 points and 12 rebounds.
As for the Warriors, they missed out on a chance to clinch their first play-off spot since 2007, despite 22 points from Stephen Curry. David Lee (21) and Klay Thompson (20) also had strong games, but it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat.
The Warriors next prepare for the visit of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, while the Jazz host the Oklahoma City Thunder on the same night.