Trail Blazers 96, Jazz 91By LYNN DeBRUIN, AP Sports Writer Monday, Dec 27, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY (AP)—LaMarcus Aldridge(notes) scored 26 points, former Utah guard Wesley Matthews(notes) had 14, and the Portland Trail Blazers halted a four-game road losing streak with a 96-91 victory over the Jazz on Monday night.
Deron Williams(notes) had 31 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers that pulled the Jazz within 94-91 with 7.7 seconds left. But Andre Miller(notes) made a pair of free throws to seal the win for Portland.
The Trail Blazers went on a 14-0 run in the third quarter to take a 60-53 lead and went on to avenge a 103-94 loss in Portland on Nov. 20.
The game was Matthews’ first in Salt Lake since he left the Jazz for a five-year, $34 million deal with Portland after last season.