PORTLAND, Ore., March 30 (UPI) -- Mo Williams keyed a fourth-quarter effort Friday that brought Utah a 105-95 win over Portland and moved the Jazz into a tie for the West's final playoff spot.
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.