Marvin Williams has heard the hype about Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and the rest of soon-to-be NBA lottery picks.

But when the NBA’s two worst records went head to head at EnergySolutions Arena, the veteran Jazz forward quickly put to rest any talk of the T-word.

"Nobody in a Utah Jazz uniform is going to tank anything," he said. "Obviously they’ve got a great group of young players coming out next year. Maybe they’ll be fortunate enough to land one. But we’re here right now and we’re going to try to win as many games as we can."

The Jazz tallied one more Thursday night, beating the bottom-dwelling Milwaukee Bucks 96-87.

After starting the year a dismal 1-14, the Jazz have played .500 basketball over their last 20 games.

"We hate to lose," said rookie point guard Trey Burke, who had 11 points, five rebounds and four assists against the Bucks. "We’re trying to do whatever it takes to get wins out there. I think everybody’s mindset has changed on this team. We faced a lot of adversity coming into this season. I think we’re having fun out there now. We’re starting to come together as a team."