Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 10/22

Game 1: Monday, October 22nd
Jazz114Final
Trail Blazers120
Game 2: Thursday, October 25th
Trail Blazers91Final
Jazz97

Jazz 114

(4-3, 2-0 away)

Trail Blazers 120

(3-3, 2-1 home)

    10:00 PM ET, October 22, 2012

    Moda Center, Portland, OR

    1 2 3 4 T
    UTAH 26 20 27 41114
    POR 41 29 24 26120

    Top Performers

    UTAH: E. Kanter 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

    Por: D. Lillard 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl

    Trail Blazers 120, Jazz 114

    Associated Press

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Nicolas Batum scored 27 points and rookie Damian Lillard had 21 as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 120-114 on Monday night.

    Batum scored 15 points in the first quarter and hit five 3-pointers. Lillard, the No. 6 pick of the draft, made three 3-pointers during the first half.

    J.J. Hickson had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Wesley Matthews scored 15 points for Portland (3-3). The Blazers made 12 3-pointers and shot 58 percent (42 of 73) overall from the field.

    Portland All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge (rest) didn't play. He has averaged 15 points and six rebounds in five preseason games.

    Enes Kanter came off the bench to score 18 points for Utah (4-3). Mo Williams scored 15 points, while Al Jefferson and Alec Burks had 14 for the Jazz, who shot 52 percent and had six players score in double figures.

    Portland took over after spotting Utah a 10-4 lead. A 23-4 run midway through the period fueled Portland to a 41-26 lead after one quarter. The Blazers hit 16 of 20 shots and went 5 of 6 from 3-point range during the opening quarter.

    Portland cooled only slightly during the second quarter as the Blazers ran off to a 70-46 halftime lead. Lillard, who sat most of the first quarter with two fouls, scored 11 points during the period. Portland shot 69 percent (27 of 39) during the first half, and hit nine 3-point shots.

    The Blazers led by as many as 26 points in the second half. Utah got as close as six points in the fourth quarter, where it outscored the Blazers 41-26.

    Portland's starters shot a combined 31 of 45 from the field.

    Game notes


    Portland and Utah play Thursday in Salt Lake City. It is the final preseason game for both teams, which open the regular season at home Oct. 31, the Blazers playing the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah playing Dallas. . Utah guard Jamaal Tinsley returned to action after missing Saturday's game (tooth extraction). . Former Jazz stars John Stockton and Karl Malone will be inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday. . Both teams achieved their highest-scoring quarters of the preseason, Portland's 41-point first quarter and Utah's 41-point fourth quarter.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTAH
    POR
    Points 114 120
    FGM-FGA 42-81 (.519) 42-73 (.575)
    3PM-3PA 6-19 (.316) 12-25 (.480)
    FTM-FTA 24-36 (.667) 24-29 (.828)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 14-36 7-32
    Assists 24 22
    Turnovers 21 25
    Steals 11 10
    Blocks 3 3
    Fast Break Points 16 13
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (1/0) 29 (0/0)

    Top Performers

    Utah
    Portland
    Enes Kanter Kanter
    Points: 18
    Reb: 6
    Ast: 0
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0
    Damian Lillard Lillard
    Points: 21
    Reb: 4
    Ast: 8
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 0