Recap - Trail Blazers Defeat Utah 102-94
|Recap - Trail Blazers Defeat Utah 102-94|
Damian Lillard scored 28 points for Portland on Friday, leading the Trail Blazers to a 102-94 victory over Utah at Rose Garden.
Portland did not, however, defeat the Jazz against the spread, which closed at 8.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 201.5.
Wesley Matthews had 24 points for Portland and Mo Williams chipped in with 13 points. Damian Lillard had 7 assists for the Trail Blazers, while Robin Lopez was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 18 boards.
Utah got 25 points from Enes Kanter in a losing cause and another 21 points from Trey Burke. Gordon Hayward contributed 7 assists for the Jazz, while Enes Kanter had 10 rebounds.
Portland led at halftime, 43-39.
Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-40.
Portland looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Timberwolves. The Jazz will aim to get back on the winning track vs Minnesota.