Utah 86, Portland 77

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 1, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #30 John Goble, #14 Ed Malloy, #52 Scott Twardoski
Attendance - 19512

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 19 17 25 16 77
Utah 26 25 22 13 86

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 23-23 16-8 7-15 L1
Utah 26-21 17-5 9-16 W2

Recap

Jazz 86, Trail Blazers 77: Al Jefferson led four players in double figures with 21 points and Utah held on to defeat visiting Portland in the first half of a home-and-home set.

Paul Millsap had 15 points, Randy Foye tallied 14 and DeMarre Carroll added 13 for the Jazz, who nearly lost a big second-half lead before closing out the Blazers for the fifth straight time.

Rookie Damian Lillard led all scorers with 26 points for Portland. His 3-pointer with 3:57 left capped a 12-2 run that cut Utah's advantage to 80-75.

Lillard missed a 3-point try on the next possession and the Blazers would not score again until there were 16 seconds left. By that point, Foye had hit two free throws and Jefferson had back-to-back baskets to put the game out of reach.

Carroll scored eight points during a 12-4 Jazz burst to begin the second quarter and the hosts led by as many as 17 just before halftime. They maintained that same advantage midway through the third before Portland began its comeback.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Utah PG Jamaal Tinsley did not attempt a shot in 16 minutes. ... The Jazz improved to 17-5 at home. ... LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Portland. Derrick Favors grabbed 12 rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench for Utah, which visits the Rose Garden on Saturday.

Top Game Performances

Portland   Utah
Damian Lillard 26 Scoring Al Jefferson 21
Damian Lillard 5 Assists Earl Watson 7
LaMarcus Aldridge 10 Rebounds Derrick Favors 12
LaMarcus Aldridge 4 Free Throws Made DeMarre Carroll 3
Nicolas Batum 2 Steals DeMarre Carroll 1
Nicolas Batum 3 Blocks Al Jefferson 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 77 36.7 7-20 12-16 15 40 8 6 15
Utah 86 43.2 4-15 12-17 19 47 7 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Portland. The Jazz have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game at home against Utah. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .478 after a loss.