The Utah Jazz fell to the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday night. The Jazz started the game strong but then sputtered on offense in the second quarter and Portland took advantage, building a 12-point buffer going into halftime. The wheels did not completely fall off for the Jazz until the 4th quarter after ending the 3rd quarter down by only three points. But the Blazers' role players looked like they couldn’t miss down the stretch and the Blazers escaped Salt Lake City with the much-needed win.
For Portland and star guard Damian Lillard, they came into this game only a couple of months removed from the last meeting between these two teams when Damian Lillard erupted for 60 points.