While the Utah Jazz are surging as they push for the playoffs, Deron Williams still is searching for his first victory over his former club.
The Brooklyn Nets guard is 0-3 against the Jazz as he makes his second trip to Salt Lake City as a visitor in Saturday night's matchup.
Utah (37-36) ended a nine-game road slide with Friday's 105-95 victory over Portland. The Jazz closed on a 19-3 run as they pulled even with the Lakers for the Western Conference's eighth and final playoff spot, with Utah currently owning the tiebreaker.
"If we lay everything we have on the floor and come up short, we can deal with that," coach Tyrone Corbin said. "But we can't hold anything back at this point."
Next up as the Jazz try for their third four-game win streak of the season is a visit by Williams, the franchise's first-round pick in 2005. The point guard led the team to four straight postseason appearances from 2007-10 before being dealt to the Nets on Feb 23, 2011.
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