"Minnesota's finally got all their players back healthy besides Kevin (Love), and they're playing hard and playing well," he said. "I always said if their team was healthy throughout the year, I believe they would've made a lot of noise this year. But we can't worry about what's going on with them; we've just got to go out there and focus and try and get this win tonight and then go from there. To be honest, we're just taking it one game at a time, trying to get a victory."
And what's the key to success for the Jazz, who have won seven of their last 10 games but dropped a 90-80 decision to the Thunder three days ago?
"Just play like we been playing," Jefferson said. "Even though we lost our last game, I think we played well. We held a great offensive team to 39 percent shooting, and I think that we played well enough to win. We've just got to play the way we've been playing the last five or six games.
"It's all about what we fighting for — we can't lose it now. ... Three games left and every game is important. You can lose a game and just give up or you can lose a game and bounce back from it, and that's the way we're looking at it — to bounce back."
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