Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 20 rebounds for the Jazz, who lost their second straight game. Utah now holds a 1 1/2 game lead over Phoenix for the best record in the NBA. Consistently playing tough defense and efficient offense have helped the Trail Blazers surge up the standings over the final few weeks of the regular season.
Dallas and Portland remain in control of their own destiny after their victories to sit fifth and sixth in the standings, while the Lakers - who lifted their 17th Championship banner before the game - needed Kyle Kuzma to come up with a winning basket and Wes Matthews with a key defensive play in the dying seconds to secure victory.
"I think I can really pass," the Blazers big said.