The Utah Jazz are playing with a sense of urgency as they try to make the playoffs - something that was apparent in their last game.
Coming off a triple-overtime thriller, the Jazz visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
With four games remaining, Utah finds itself a half-game behind Phoenix and Utah for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Jazz (32-30) hold the tiebreaker over the Rockets but not the Suns, whom they face next Tuesday.
Desperately needing a win after back-to-back road losses, Utah earned a 123-121 triple-OT victory over Dallas on Monday, emerging with the win after blowing an eight-point lead late in regulation.
It was the second marathon game in less than a month for the Jazz, who lost in four overtimes at Atlanta on March 25.
"Right now we just got to win every game, no excuse," forward Al Jefferson said. "This is a big test for us. We just got to see where our heart is and I know everybody in the locker room wants to make the pl...