Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Mo Williams scored 25 points and the Utah Jazz held on late for a 97-90 victory over the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on Sunday.
Williams was 11-for-19 from the field and the Jazz received double-doubles from Al Jefferson and Derrick Favors to post their seventh win in eight games.
With the victory, Utah vaulted itself into the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference and holds a one-half game lead over the Lakers, who lost to the Clippers earlier on Sunday. Jefferson posted 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Favors added 12 points and 13 boards.
The Warriors could have clinched their first playoff berth since the 2006-07 season with a win, but their late comeback attempt fell short. Stephen Curry scored 22, Klay Thompson had 20 and David Lee finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.