Robin Lopez finished with 15 points and added 11 rebounds, his ninth double-double of the season, to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a victory over the Utah Jazz, 105-94. This is the eighth win for Portland (18-4) in its last 10 games.
Lopez finished 6-9 from the field, in what was an efficient performance. Other key players for Portland included LaMarcus Aldridge with 24 points and 6 rebounds, and Damian Lillard with 18 points and 5 rebounds. On 8-11 shooting from the field and 4-4 from the free throw line, Alec Burks scored 20 points off the bench for Utah in the loss. Gordon Hayward chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds, Trey Burke finished with 15 points and 6 rebounds, and Richard Jefferson put up 13 points and 6 rebounds.
The Jazz posted an eFG% of just 44.5%, including 14.3% from 3-point range. This year, they are winless (0-6) when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Trail Blazers are undefeated (2-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
Utah (4-19) has now lost four consecutive games.
Coming up next, the Trail Blazers take on the Houston Rockets, who are 15-7 on the year. The Jazz match up with the Sacramento Kings, currently 5-13 this season. The Trail Blazers have a 0-1 record against Houston this season. The Jazz have a 0-1 record against Sacramento this season.
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