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Jefferson, Williams lead Jazz over Blazers, 112-102 for fifth straight win

  • Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward (20) and Portland Trail Blazers' J.J. Hickson (21) go after a rebound in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game Monday, April 1, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz defeated the Trail Blazers 112-102.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward (20) and Portland Trail Blazers' J.J. Hickson (21) go after a rebound in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game Monday, April 1, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz defeated the Trail Blazers 112-102. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Portland Trail Blazers' Eric Maynor (6) shoots as Utah Jazz's Mo Williams, left, defends in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Monday, April 1, 2013, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Portland Trail Blazers' Eric Maynor (6) shoots as Utah Jazz's Mo Williams, left, defends in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Monday, April 1, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Utah Jazz's Al Jefferson (25) shoots as Portland Trail Blazers' J.J. Hickson (21) defends in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Monday, April 1, 2013, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Utah Jazz's Al Jefferson (25) shoots as Portland Trail Blazers' J.J. Hickson (21) defends in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Monday, April 1, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

Al Jefferson scored 24 points, Mo Williams hit six 3-pointers and the Utah Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 112-102 Monday night to extend their winning streak to a season-best five games.

The win was Utah's second in four days over the Blazers (33-41), losers of five consecutive.

Wesley Matthews scored 23 for Portland, still without leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge because of a sprained ankle.

Rookie standout Damian Lillard added 17 points, including three 3-pointers to break the NBA's single-season rookie record (166) for 3s.

Utah moved a half-game ahead of the idle Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth Western Conference playoff spot, and two games ahead of Dallas.