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Utah currently sits two spots back of the wild card, but the margin is only one-and-a-half games. Competing against the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns, the Jazz have an uphill battle to make the playoffs.
While they are not as consistent as the Rockets or Suns, the Jazz are one of the best teams in the league on some days, and others they lose to lower-tier teams. If they can play more consistently, like they have been lately, the Jazz could be a real force to be reckoned with.
With Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson leading the way, the Jazz have leadership on the inside while bringing an influx of youth to the team at other skill positions. The Rockets and Suns have preformed well at times this year, but do not have the high ceiling of play present in the Jazz.
Utah plays Phoenix twice and the Rockets once in the rest of the season, and these games are must-wins for all teams involved if they wish to make a playoff push.
Already having beaten the top teams in both conference, the Jazz would be a tough out in the first round of the playoffs.