With Wednesday night’s 126-118 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Utah Jazz wrapped their preseason with a lackluster 1-4 record, and plenty of intriguing issues to sort through in the week off before the regular season begins.
Namely: Is the defense really a train wreck? Is the offense really a juggernaut? And just how long will it take to get everyone really adjusted to one another?
All of that was up in the air against a Portland team whose sharpshooting backcourt of C.J. McCollum (28 points; 11 of 15 FGs) and Damian Lillard (25 points; 8 of 13 FGs) tortured Utah all night long.