Can Jazz Maintain Eighth Spot Over Lakers?
In their pursuit for a berth into the Western Conference playoffs, the Utah Jazz took advantage of a major opportunity presented to them Sunday evening. Having moved into a tie before their game against the Golden State Warriors because of a Los Angeles Lakers loss, the Jazz went on to post a 97-90 win over the Warriors at Oracle Arena Sunday.
The victory gives the Jazz (41-37) a one-half game lead for the No. 8 seed. Utah now has four games left — two at home — and the Lakers have five left. But, more importantly, the Jazz now control their own fate. They also hold a tiebreaker with the Lakers thanks to a 2-1 mark during the season series.