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Minnesota Timberwolves Al Jefferson (25) reacts after crashing to the floor against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 26, 2008. The Timberwolves defeated the Knicks 120-107. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
Zach Randolph keyed a big third quarter Wednesday that lifted Memphis to an 86-70 win that ended the playoff hopes of the Utah Jazz.
Al Jefferson helped keep Utah's playoff hopes alive Monday, netting 22 points and grabbing eight rebounds for the Jazz in their 96-80 win over Minnesota.
Al Jefferson equaled the best performance of his career Friday in launching Utah to a key 107-100 victory over Minnesota.
Mo Williams went 11-of-19 from the field en route to 25 points Sunday, propelling the Utah Jazz into playoff position with a 97-90 victory over Golden State.
Gordon Hayward gave Utah's playoff push a boost by scoring 23 points Friday and leading Utah to a 95-83 decision over New Orleans.
Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points Wednesday in sending Denver to a 113-92 win over Utah -- the Nuggets' 17th victory in 19 games.
Utah's Al Jefferson and Mo Williams combined for 44 points Monday, boosting the Jazz to a fifth straight win, 112-102 over Portland.
Randy Foye led a contingent of three Utah players with at least 20 points Saturday, pushing the Jazz to a fourth straight win, 116-107 over Brooklyn.
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.
The 50 combined points from Gordon Hayward and Al Jefferson Wednesday pushed Utah past Phoenix 103-88 and kept the Jazz close in the playoff chase.