Portland 96, Utah 91

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, December 27, 2010 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #34 Marc Davis, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 19911

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 20 25 21 30 96
Utah 27 20 19 25 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 16-15 10-3 6-12 W1
Utah 21-10 11-6 10-4 L1

Recap

LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with 26 points and Andre Miller added 17 points and six assists as the Portland Trail Blazers locked down on defense in the fourth quarter en route to a 96-91 win over the Utah Jazz.

Rudy Fernandez chipped in 13 points off the bench and Wesley Matthews collected 14 points and eight rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who have won four of five to move back over .500 at 16-15.

Trailing by two early in the fourth quarter, Portland used a 9-2 run to gain the advantage with Aldridge chipping in six points during the spurt. The Jazz fought back to within 79-76 on Al Jefferson’s jumper with 5:01 left but the Trail Blazers tightened up their defense, holding Utah without a field goal over the next 4:30 to pull away.

Deron Williams scored 10 points in the final 31 seconds but Miller and Matthews hit their free throws to keep Portland clear.

Williams finished with 31 points and Jefferson added with 11 and nine rebounds for the Jazz, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Top Game Performances

Portland   Utah
LaMarcus Aldridge 26 Scoring Deron Williams 31
Andre Miller 6 Assists Deron Williams 6
Marcus Camby 12 Rebounds Al Jefferson 9
Andre Miller 7 Free Throws Made Gordon Hayward 4
Andre Miller 3 Steals Francisco Elson 2
Marcus Camby 3 Blocks Paul Millsap 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 96 47.1 5-17 25-30 20 41 8 10 16
Utah 91 43.2 10-20 17-19 17 31 5 6 17

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers. The Jazz have a W/L % of .619 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game on the road against Denver . The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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