Utah and the Los Angeles Lakers both have 37-36 records and are deadlocked for the No. 8 position in the conference. Those two teams lead Dallas by 1 1/2 games in the fight for the last post-season berth.
Williams went 10-of-19 from the field and scored 28 points. Utah trailed by one heading into the fourth quarter, but pulled away to win their third in a row.
Damian Lillard led Portland with 24 points. It was the Trail Blazers' third straight loss.
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