The Utah Jazz at No. 1 are watching their backs as Phoenix pushes for home-court advantage, and the No. 3-seeded Los Angeles Clippers have a chance to catch the Suns if they lose at least two more games. Entering Thursday, the two were separated on the bracket, as the Lakers were No. 7 and the Clippers were No. 3. Portland can avoid this by beating the Nuggets, but Denver still has a chance to jump up to No. 3, so they should still be playing whoever is healthy in that game. It’s no secret that Terry Stotts is on the hot seat, and he might have made it harder with his fourth-quarter game management.