Utah vs Portland Wrap - Utah Wins 102-97
|Utah vs Portland Wrap - Utah Wins 102-97|
Utah got 31 points from Paul Millsap en route to a 102-97 victory over Portland on Monday at Rose Garden.
Utah won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 198.5.
Gordon Hayward had 20 points for Utah and Al Jefferson chipped in with 13 points. Jamaal Tinsley had 6 assists for the Jazz, while Paul Millsap was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Portland got 33 points from Wesley Matthews in a losing cause and another 27 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. Raymond Felton contributed 8 assists for the Trail Blazers, while Nicolas Batum had 10 rebounds.
The Jazz hit the break trailing 57-54 before taking care of business in the second half.
Utah had a 42-40 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Utah looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Suns. The Trail Blazers will aim to get back on the winning track vs New Jersey.