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Dorell Wright has been instant production as of late.
Jazz got 11 points off 8 Blazers' turnovers in the third. And that's your difference in this game right now.
End of 3: Jazz 65, Blazers 55. Blazers with 8 3rd quarter TOs, 14 for the game. Aldridge and Lillard both w/ 10 but 6-22 combined FG.
Last 4:40 of the 3rd: Blazers 1-for-4 for 3 points with 5 turnovers. Jazz 7-for-10 for 15 points.
Blazers had 8 turnovers in Q3, trail 65-55.
13-2 Jazz run since 4:40 mark of the 3rd. Utah up 8.
Jazz go on a run and take a 63-55 lead. 1:41 3rd quarter.
Blazers with back to back turnovers following a Terry Stotts timeout. Not ideal.
Over in Denver, the 76ers playing Nuggets, which means reunion of BFFs Thomas Robinson and Will Barton.
Low-scoring but tight back-and-forth game. Blazers up 50-47 with 5:43 left in the 3rd.
50-47 Blazers after Lillard's steal and lob to Aldridge. 5:43 Q3.
Least dunkingest team strikes again. Aldridge softly lays in an alley-oop from Lillard on the break. Blazers up 50-47.
Trevor Booker just got a tech for walking towards his teammates ... or something? He didn't do much.
Blazers lead 42-39 after that Lillard 3.
Derrick Favors hasn't missed much (8-13) but he has two of the worst bricks in this brick-heavy game.
Aldridge and Lillard are just 2 for 13. Guessing that'll change in the second half.
Half: Jazz 39, Blazers 37. Blazers bench keeping them in the game after a sloppy 1st quarter. Derrick Favors with 19 points and 7 boards.
Jazz 39, Blazers 37 - Halftime. Dorell Wright leads Portland with 7 points. Derrick Favors has 19pts, 7rebs for Utah.
39-37 Jazz at the half.
Derrick Favors with 19 points (8-12) and 7 rebounds in the first half.
Rudy Gobert's 7-8½ wingspan is the longest ever measure at NBA combine. Best he's never spent a dime on a stepladder.
36-35 Jazz, 2 minutes left in the first half.
Allen Crabbe doing things on both ends. Exactly what Portland needs.
16 for Favors.
Rudy Gobert just crushed Dante Exum with a screen. Not sure that's how it supposed to work.
LaMarcus goes Dirk for his first bucket.
Dorell Wright has taken 8 shots before halftime. He's only taken that many 6 times in a full game all season.
I know he had McCollum on him but his Trevor Booker really a guy you should send a double team to?
32-27 Jazz, 5:15 Q2.
18 for the Blazers' bench.
Tie ball game.
Did the Jazz PA guy just say Dorell Batum?
Dorell Wright with what looked like a highlight block, but gets called for a foul. Both free throws miss so, you know, the ball and it lying
Can't be too often a NBA team has three guys on court who were undrafted, as Jazz do with Ingles, Clark and Cooley.
The Jazz play really slow so that has something to do with the 12 1st Q points, but the Blazers also shot 5-for-20.
The Blazers scored 12 points in the first quarter. Jazz up 9. Less than ideal start for the away team.
Jazz 21, Blazers 12 - End 1: Robin Lopez is the only Blazer to make a second FG. Derrick Favors has 10pts and 5rebs.
Wright with the Blazers' first field goal in about 5 minutes.
Dorell Wright stops the run with a 3. Blazers down 19-12.
Aldridge 0-5 now.
Blazers haven't scored since 9:29 mark of the quarter. Jazz on a 14-2 run.
LRT: having played ball with low back problems. Once you cool down, everything gets tight. Would be very surprised if Batum plays.
Aldridge off to a slow start. 0/4 from the field and a turnover. Blazers already with 4 as a team. 16-9 Jazz late 1st Q.
*iPhone autocorrects Nic as No
No Batum suited up and available if necessary, but that's quite a wrap on his lower back. http://t.co/Mz9l6LNgOL
Dorell Wright coming in for Afflalo.
Freeland and McCollum first subs off the bench. They're in with Lillard, Afflalo and Aldridge.
The Raptors gave up 39 fourth-quarter points to the Bulls and managed just three stops in the game's final 8:30.
Nobody in the league gives Aldridge more problems than Gobert. It's ridiculous.
LaMarcus Aldridge just removed the tape on his left index finger after that turnover.
Trey Burke drives and kicks out to the ref ... then Robin Lopez beats everyone down the floor for a lay up. 7-2 Portland.
Jazz start with two Favors misses and a turnover. Blazers up 2-0 early.
Allen Crabbe starting along with LaMarcus Aldridge. Blazers are undefeated with Cool Breeze as a starter.
I am legally obligated to remind you the Blazers are 7-0 when Allen Crabbe starts. They are 44-25 when Damian Lillard starts.
So the starting lineup press handout may have been premature. Looks like Allen Crabbe will get the nod at small forward.
About 5 minutes before tip off and EnergySolutions Arena is ... not full. Or even close to full.
Aldridge and Batum are active and will start tonight.
If you want to read into warm ups, Aldridge's jumper looks just fine. He'll make the call to play or not once he finishes warming up.
Aldridge out on the court now. He's got his normal thumb brace and a new index finger tape job on his left hand. http://t.co/x23OYSsRkq
LaMarcus Aldridge getting treatment in the locker room pregame. He has not come out to warm up yet.
Batum was stretching earlier and is out on the court warming up now.
Terry Stotts says he doesn't know yet if Aldridge and Batum will play tonight.
Allen Crabbe watching film with Nate Tibbetts and Meyers Leonard doing the the same with Kim Hughes pregame in Utah.
Correction on that last tweet. Chris Kaman is OUT tonight vs. Utah. Aldridge and Batum are questionable.
Aldridge (left finger sprain) and Batum (low back pain) have been upgraded to questionable vs. Jazz. Kaman (right shoulder sprain) is out.
Aldridge and Batum have been upgraded to questionable for tonight against Utah. Kaman is OUT.
LaMarcus Aldridge (left index finger sprain) and Nic Batum (low back pain) updated to questionable tonight. Kaman (shoulder) still doubtful.
Stotts said he didn't know if Aldridge, Batum and Kaman would make the trip to Utah. Team plane leaves in an hour so decision coming soon.
122-108 the final from Portland. Good effort from Portland but effort doesn't guarantee you anything vs the Warriors.
That's a wrap. Warriors beat Blazers 122-108. Dame 29pts, 7rebs, 5ast, CJ career-high 23pts; Curry 33pts, 10ast. Warriors won 2nd half 65-46
Shorthanded Blazers fought, but the Warriors were too, too much tonight. 122-108. Back at it tomorrow in Utah.