The team shared news of the clinch on its Twitter page:
Utah has been a team on the rise in recent seasons, and the pieces have finally come together for one of the NBA's deepest teams.
After going 43-39 in 2012-13, the Jazz bottomed out at 25-57 in 2013-14. Since that point, however, Utah has improved with each passing year, and it has now established itself as a team capable of doing damage in the Western Conference playoffs.
While it is unclear if the Jazz are ready to compete with the Golden State Warriors or San Antonio Spurs, they have enjoyed recent success against the teams closest to them in the standings, and the play of All-Star Gordon Hayward has been a big reason for that.
Although Hayward is the clear leader at both ends of the floor, Utah is far from a one-man show.
Guards George Hill and Rodney Hood are averaging nearly 30 points per game combined, center Rudy Gobert is a dominant defensive force in the paint and there are strong, supporting-cast players in both the frontcourt and backcourt.
Utah is currently trending toward a first-round playoff matchup against the Clippers or Oklahoma City Thunder, and moving on from that could set up a series with the Warriors or Spurs.
Although the Jazz are far from an in-vogue superteam, Hayward's two-way ability, coupled with a host of useful, versatile players throughout the rest of the lineup, makes Utah a highly dangerous team heading toward the postseason.