Blazers 116, Jazz 111: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Blazers 116, Jazz 111: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Blazers 116, Jazz 111: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Portland Trail Blazers (12-11) play against the Utah Jazz (12-12) at Vivint Arena

Game Time: 9:00 PM EST on Saturday December 3, 2022

Portland Trail Blazers 116, Utah Jazz 111 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Casey Holdahl @CHold
“I just wanted to set the tone, be as aggressive as possible early on, let them know that we in this game and I’m going to do whatever it takes for us to win this game.” — @Anfernee Simons on.nba.com/3FoIZup2:46 AM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Analysis: The officials definitely missed a call, but the Jazz should have played better defense early on https://t.co/RSFfTiCPpS pic.twitter.com/Ld4U7X2i6x2:15 AM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
The Triple Team! 3 thoughts on
1. The Jazz’s defense on Anfernee Simons early
2. The Jordan Clarkson foul, and what the refs were looking at
3. Damian Lillard’s tweet about Jarred Vanderbilt, and Vanderbilt’s future generally
sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20…1:49 AM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
This wasn’t just a missed call in favor of the Jazz. There were a lot of calls that it feels like Tony Brothers saw and just kind of waved off. I think 9 times out of 10 Olynyk gets called here. pic.twitter.com/I2c6YH0y5h1:48 AM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics begin the road trip all over this list…
NBA – 3-POINT SHOOTING
1. Watanabe, Bkn
2. BROGDON, BOS
3. Lee, Phx
4. Caldwell-Pope, Den
5. HORFORD, BOS
6. HAUSER, BOS
7. Grant, Por
8. Ingram, NO
9. Olynyk, Utah
10. Green, Dal
11. G. WILLIAMS, BOS
14. WHITE, BOS – 1:39 AM
Jordan Clarkson @JordanClarksons
live learn, keep the vibe going!!! 🏴‍☠️ – 12:57 AM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Aggressive ✅
Win ✅
@CarMax Quote of the Night pic.twitter.com/W1ftPgwzKl12:54 AM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Squad showed out in Salt Lake 👏
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/ZYaPN3RsuV12:38 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
The only game last season that all four of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Norman Powell, and Luke Kennard missed after Portland trade was Valentine’s Day vs Warriors.
That game went *much* better for Clippers than today’s game vs Kings. – 12:27 AM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Career-high 4️⃣5️⃣ 🔥🐜
#RipCity | @Anfernee Simons pic.twitter.com/yD1R8sIVzv12:25 AM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Will Hardy said after the game he liked the Jazz execution on the late foul, but you can see him calling for a foul for at least 6 before before they finally grabbed Grant. pic.twitter.com/DGm6uDOkCk12:24 AM

Mike Richman @mikegrich
Dame caught that tampering alley oop and then snatched the video evidence of the highlights. – 12:24 AM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
The NBA often makes little sense. Blazers win 116-111 at Utah without several key players. Now it’s back home for Blazers vs Indiana on Sunday. #ripcity pic.twitter.com/EJyIZa92ov12:14 AM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Jordan Clarkson said his arm is OK… “Just a swollen elbow.” He then adds, “Part of the game, right?” with a smile. – 12:14 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jordan Clarkson, on his fall: It’s a little swollen. It hurts a bit. But that’s just part of the game. (Insert wry smile to indicate he does not think that should have been part of the game.) – 12:13 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Vando credited the job that Anfernee Simons did with his shot-making, but also lamented the Jazz making it too easy on him early. He got some momentum, and then, “He was shooting the ball in the ocean.” – 12:12 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jarred Vanderbilt, on his 3s: Just practice and reps. Just shooting the ball. That’s pretty much it. If I’m open, I’m gonna shoot the ball. – 12:08 AM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
The Finnisher went 9/9 from the line and added 3 steals, 2 assists & a block 🇫🇮
#PerformanceLeader | @UofUHealth pic.twitter.com/5UggQWEzXx12:08 AM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
We’re now unofficially set for a Utah-Penn State Rose Bowl.
Tomorrow’s schedule
10:15 a.m.: CFP pairings
12:30 p.m.: Final CFP Top 25, NY6 pairings
3:40 p.m.: Rose Bowl head coaches conference call – 12:03 AM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
An elite 4️⃣5️⃣ 💫
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/ASMBtaM4u112:02 AM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
We’re now unofficially set for an Utah-Penn State Rose Bowl.
Tomorrow’s schedule
10:15 a.m.: CFP pairings
12:30 p.m.: Final CFP Top 25, NY6 pairings
3:40 p.m.: Rose Bowl head coaches conference call – 12:02 AM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
3 keys to the Utah Jazz’s 116-11 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers https://t.co/QTEH1ih9HY pic.twitter.com/jwMH8VkPQC11:51 PM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
“Letting my teammates know that I’m here with them and we gonna come out here and get a win” – @Anfernee Simons pic.twitter.com/2jkiyHcsfk11:43 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
“I should have gotten thrown out, that play was gross.”
Will Hardy said he should have been ejected after the refs badly blew a bad foul that could have injured Jordan Clarkson.
#TakeNote | @kslsports11:41 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
JC tonight: 24 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists ☮️
#TakeNote | @ZionsBank pic.twitter.com/40CxjE90uu11:40 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Hardy said that the Jazz executed the foul and the shot for JC exactly the way he wanted. Wanted the ball out of Simons’ hands, felt like 6.4 seconds left was plenty. On the strip, said Portland did a good job taking away Markkanen, then made a good play on the ball. – 11:37 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
A battle.
#TakeNote | @getcoinzoom pic.twitter.com/TiYmG0UGzq11:35 PM

Trendon Watford @trendonw
GREAT TEAM WIN‼️‼️ – 11:33 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
That over and back on Markkanen is another growth moment for Collin Sexton. If you’re the point guard and your big is in trouble like that, you RUN and you get the basketball out of his hands. – 11:33 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Trail Blazers won tonight in Utah by five, led by a career-high 45 points from Anfernee Simons.
All while the Pacers were in their Portland hotel beds.
That’ll help the Pacers after playing four games in six days. But Damian Lillard is also expected to return from injury. – 11:31 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Jerami Grant over the last 5 games
33 points
48.6% FG
44.7% 3P
77.8% FT
Vs Jazz
33 points / 10-18 FG / 11-14 FT / 5 assists
Grant is playing the best basketball of his career in Portland. #RipCity11:29 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Heading home with the dub 🫡
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/zJIs5pkwcF11:29 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 close 💔
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/5EvcIlmkpT11:28 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
FINAL: Blazers 116, Jazz 111. Utah had chances down the stretch, but couldn’t get a needed bucket at the right time. Two-game winning streak snapped. Clarkson 24p, Markkanen 21. Simons 45 for Portland. Up next: Warriors here on 12/7. – 11:27 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz fall to Portland 116-111 in a game where they consistently played uphill. Utah had its chances but late game execution became an issue tonight. The Jazz fall to 14-12 on the season. Utah gets three days off before golden state on Wednesday night – 11:27 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz lose to Blazers 116-111.
Simons had 45 points, but only 2 in the 4Q. Jazz had a lot of open shots in the late 3rd/early 4th, but missed them. Late game, though, Blazers defense did get stops.
A three day break before the Jazz’s next game on Wednesday. – 11:26 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 116, Jazz 111: FINAL. Career-high 45 points, 4 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 33 points, 5 assists for @Jerami Grant. 15 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. 9 points, 14 rebounds for @Trendon Watford. – 11:26 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Anfernee Simons vs Utah Jazz
45 points
15-24 FG
7-12 3P
8-8 FT
4 assists
2 blocks
The Blazers have found their leader in the post-Lillard era. #RipCity11:25 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
A really unceremonious end to this one, JC has the ball stripped, kicks it, Portland ball…foul, free throws, the end. Blazers win 116-111. – 11:25 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Just needed to get back in the W column to stop the bleeding with this many guys out and Dame (likely) back tomorrow. – 11:25 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Up one with 37 seconds remaining. The Jazz turn the ball over on three consecutive possessions to end the game – 11:25 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Clarkson gets stripped on the 3PA, then fouls out. He’s got a word to say for the official on his way out.
Looks like Jazz will lose this one, unless Grant misses both. – 11:24 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
JC has the ball stripped as he goes up for the shot, then he kicks it. He fouls out on the ensuing play as Portland gets possession. One FTM and that’ll do it. – 11:24 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Utah inbounds, ball gets loose, Clarkson kicks it, is called for a violation, Blazers inbound, get it to Grant, Clarkson fouls with 1.6 seconds to play and that will just about do it. – 11:24 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Will Hardy called for a foul for about 10 seconds before they finally did it.
Exact same mistake they made that cost them the game in Phoenix.
Jazz probably should have had at least two opportunities to score/foul and play the free-throw game.
Now it’s down to one. – 11:24 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Will Hardy called for a foul for about 10 seconds before they finally did it.
Exact same mistake they made that cost them the game in Phoenix.
Jazz probably should have had at least two opportunities to score/foul and pay the free-throw game.
Now it’s down to one. – 11:23 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
I’ll be curious what L2M says on the Nurkic defense on the Markkanen turnover… IMO it’s an armbar that impedes his RSBQ, but oh well.
Jazz down 3, 6.4 left, timeout gives them the ball on the right side at half court. – 11:23 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Grant hits both FTs, Blazers lead 114-111, only 6.4 to go. Wondering about Hardy’s decision not to intentionally foul earlier to have more time. – 11:22 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Jazz down 114-111 with 6.4 seconds remaining – 11:22 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Grant drives and is fouled, at the line to shoot two. Makes the first… and the second. Blazers 114, Jazz 111, 6.4 seconds to play, Utah ball after the timeout. Whoa boy. – 11:22 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
On the inbound Markkanen dribbles the ball out of bounds, Jazz wanted a foul there. Clarkson fouls Grant on a shot. Grant makes both, Jazz need a 3 to tie. Timeout Jazz. 6.4 seconds left – 11:22 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Markkanen drives on Nurkic, the center with an uncalled arm bar, ball OOB. Hardy, no timeout, gambling on a stop and a rebound. Foul on Clarkson with 6.4 to go. – 11:21 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Great defense by Nurkic there. – 11:21 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers are gonna hold it – 11:21 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Markkanen loses the ball out of bounds, Portland ball with 26.5 seconds to play. – 11:21 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
that’s a N🚫
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/7vKok3mD7311:20 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
That JC foul is a killer. Not only does it give Portland two free ones it creates the two for one for the blazers – 11:20 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Simons sets a new career high at the free throw line with 45 after making both. Blazers 112, Jazz 111, 29.2 seconds to play, Utah ball after the timeout. – 11:19 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Clarkson called for a foul, Simons hits both FTs, Jazz trail by one 29.2 seconds left. Will Hardy calls timeout. – 11:19 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
JC called for the blocking foul. Simons scores for the first time in 4Q, at the line. 112-111 Blazers, 29.2 to go. Timeout Jazz. – 11:19 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Clarkson blocking foul, Simons to the line, makes both, Portland up 1 now, timeout Hardy with 29.2 secs left. – 11:19 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
With the lead, and Olynyk down on the ground, and only 36 seconds left to play, the Jazz should have used a timeout.
Bad turnover instead gives Portland life.
Jazz could have gone 2-for-1 with better execution. – 11:19 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Jazz 111, Blazers 110: 35.7 seconds to play, Portland ball after the timeout. – 11:17 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Jazz lead by just one point with 35.7 seconds left. Blazers ball coming out of this timeout – 11:17 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Kelly goes 1-on-1 in the post, hits a fadeaway for a 111-110 lead. Then after the Jazz get a stop, he has a miscommunication with Markkanen, leading to a turnover. Portland ball with 35.7 to go. – 11:17 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Great call by Karl Lane there…Jazz up 1 on Portland with 35 seconds remaining – 11:17 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
And then…. Olynyk didn’t cut the way Markkanen expected, ball rolls to the backcourt. So!
Jazz up 1, 35 seconds left, Portland ball. Would be smart of Portland to go 2-for-1 here, we’ll see if they do. – 11:16 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Portland is certainly going to have a problem with Olynyk not getting called for a foul there…and they’d have a really good argument – 11:16 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Olynyk just took out Winslow at the legs while making no play on the ball whatsoever – 11:16 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Olynyk flipper goes, Jazz up 1, 1 min left. – 11:15 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
7 free-throw misses for the Blazers tonight. – 11:14 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
JC 3 🔥🔥🔥
Tie game, 2:30 to play.
📺 @ATTSportsNetRM11:12 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
The last time Ant had a night like this, Dame noted how much it takes it out of you to be on a heater, so no surprise they’re leaning on Grant here late in the fourth. – 11:10 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Jazz down 107-103 but this is completely Portland’s style of game, even when the Jazz are forcing misses, they can’t rebound those misses. Blazers in prime position to take this one – 11:09 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Simons scoring by quarter:
1Q: 23
2Q: 10
3Q: 10
4Q: 0 (with 3:50 to go)
Sexton layup gets the Jazz within 107-103. – 11:09 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
a bucket, any way you slice it pic.twitter.com/k0i5v5bSOV11:09 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers looking to Grant to bring this one home – 11:05 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Biggest point differentials on 3’s made in an NBA game:
72 — Jazz 78, Magic 6, 4/3/21
66 — Warriors 75, Rockets 9, tonight
60 — Rockets 69, Warriors 9, 2/5/13 – 11:01 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
✏️ group project ✏️
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/RsWSTB6MYo11:00 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Feels like the Jazz are trying to get this all back in one possession – 11:00 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
6:46 remaining: the Jazz trail the Blazers 99-97 – 10:59 PM
Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
I just turned the Jazz game on a few minutes ago. With the exception of the Markkanen bailout 3, the Jazz offense has been atrocious – 10:58 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
GB DUNK! GB DUNK! GB DUNK! – 10:56 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Wow. Greg Brown III with the elevation on that dunk. – 10:55 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Well, Malik Beasley is no Jarred Vanderbilt when it comes to corner 3s. 🤷‍♂️ – 10:55 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
This Jazz lineup has overdribbled on every possession of the 4Q, until those last 2, when they fired up too-quick 3s. – 10:54 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
within a bucket, send good vibes pic.twitter.com/FwbKoPNfGG10:51 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Blazers up 92-90 at Utah. Jazz just made a run. Anfernee Simons now has 43 points on 15-of-24 shooting. He is 7 of 12 on threes. Watford has 7 points and 12 rebounds in place of Josh Hart (ankle). pic.twitter.com/EiVTJxK7L610:50 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Hey Jazz fans, are you one of the people that took the survey at the arena over the last couple days to look at some new jersey mock ups? I would like to hear from you! – 10:50 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
End 3Q: Blazers 92, Jazz 90. JC’s third tip-in try goes in at the horn to make it a one-possession game. Simons 43p and Grant 20 for the Blazers. Markkanen’s 18 points lead five Utah players in double-digits. – 10:50 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Blazers up 92-90 at Utah. Jazz just made a run. Anfernee Simons now has 43 points on 15-of-24 shooting. He is 7 of 12 on threes. Watford has 7 points and 12 rebounds in place of Josh Hart (ankle). – 10:49 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 92, Jazz 90: end of third quarter. 43 points, 4 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 20 points, 3 assists for @Jerami Grant. 13 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. – 10:49 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Clarkson putback at the buzzer makes the score 92-90 going into the 4th. Simons has a season-high 43. Will he get 50? Markkanen has 18 to lead Utah. – 10:49 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
End of three in salt lake. The Jazz trail the Blazers 92-90 – 10:49 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Utah has missed at least three wide-open looks from three. Blazers catching some breaks during this run. – 10:48 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Kelly Olynyk runs the slow break, JC gets the putback-and-one. – 10:45 PM
Kerry Eggers @kerryeggers
Anfernee Simons needs 19 to break Damian Lillard’s franchise scoring record. In that it’s a tight game, Ant will get enough minutes to do it. Will Chauncey limit his minutes due to Sunday’s game vs Pacers? I do r think so – 10:44 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Vand-🅾️🅾️🅾️🅾️🅾️🅾️!
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/1Mv93OATUM10:35 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The thing I love about watching Lauri Markkanen play is how many ways he can score without having the ball in his hands. Can just get his effortlessly within the flow of an offense – 10:34 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Jazz trailed by as many as 15 in the first half, they’re back in front now 81-79 – 10:34 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jazz once trailed by 15. They’re now up 81-79. – 10:34 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz are all the way back for the moment – 10:33 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Tie game at 79-79; Jazz were once down 15 points, 6:42 left to go in the 3Q. – 10:33 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Might have to give Ibou Badji some run tonight out of necessity if Nurkic fouls out. – 10:26 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Chauncey with the frustration timeout with Portland’s lead cut to 71-67 with 10:46 to play in the third quarter – 10:26 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Jarred Vanderbilt has 4 threes tonight. He had 3 in his career when he was traded to the Utah Jazz. He was 3 for 22 in his career. Tonight he is 4 for 4 – 10:26 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jarred Vanderbilt coming into this season: 3 3PM
Jarred Vanderbilt tonight: 4 3PM – 10:25 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Jarred Vanderbilt is a 44% 3 point shooter…as we all predicted. – 10:25 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Another dead-ass serious 3 from Vando, and the Jazz are within 71-67 with 10:46 left 3Q. – 10:25 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
work to be done 📋
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/96x6Qu3qCf10:11 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Anfernee Simons at half:
33 PTS
12-17 FG
7-11 3P
Only Giannis and Embiid have scored more in a half this season. pic.twitter.com/TSZEADYsJv10:10 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Simons has 33 in the first half against the Jazz. We’ll see what adjustments they make. But in the meantime, here is a list of all the players who have scored 50+ against the Jazz in a regular season game. pic.twitter.com/MUCzTJQrqI10:10 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
HALFTIME: Blazers 69, Jazz 60. Simons went off — 33p on 12-17/7-11. Portland 56.5% FGs, 9-20 from 3. Utah looks lethargic, but stays in it thanks to going 18-23 FTs. Markkanen 13p, Vando/Sexton 11 each. – 10:09 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz trail Portland 69-60 at halftime…..they probably should be down by 15 but a nice close to the half salvaged it a bit. Simons has 33….he put on a show in the first half – 10:09 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 69 (nice), Jazz 60: 33 points on 12-17 from the field and 7-11 from three for @Anfernee Simons. 15 points, 3 assists for @Jerami Grant. 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. – 10:09 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Common foul on Nurk. He was spared the flagrant.
Now to be clear, Nurk was the second act. Sexton grabbed Nurk’s jersey but that was missed. Refs always catch the second one – 10:07 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Nurk gives Sexton a minor shove in the back. Sexton goes flying. He asks for a review. Tony Brothers reviews for a hostile act. Finds a loose-ball foul, and a bit of acting. 2 FTs for Sexton, but that’s it. – 10:07 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Vando is lights out and already has a new career high for made threes in a game 🔥
He’s 3/3 from deep.
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/8a3TQRtljf10:06 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Nurkic gave Sexton a gentle shove 😂😂😂 – 10:06 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
The man is on a MISSION.
33 (and counting) for @Anfernee Simons ‼️ pic.twitter.com/QjSdSAK8il10:03 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Anfernee Simons continues to beat the snot out of the Jazz. 31p now. 2.5 minutes til halftime. – 10:01 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Jarred Vanderbilt has three first half three-pointers which would have matched his career total prior to joining the @Utah Jazz. – 9:54 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Utah head coach Will Hardy has worn the same outfit — black sweatshirt, black pants — in every single game this season. Sometimes the Jazz note logo is a different color, but that’s the only variance. – 9:47 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
on the 𝐑𝐔𝐍
#TakeNote | @CollinSexton02 pic.twitter.com/QgV9e9z1wZ9:46 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
A lot of this boils down to one team playing it’s third game in four nights and the other playing it’s first game in four nights. The Jazz are going to have to grind in this one – 9:46 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
The confidence that Simone Fontecchio has regularly impresses me. – 9:44 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Assuming Michigan wins this game, only real Utah-related intrigue tomorrow is:
A) Where do they finish in the CFP rankings? Program-high is No. 11, which they achieved twice.
B) Does the committee put Utah ahead of USC? – 9:43 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Sharpe with three fouls in eight minutes, a rough start, but especially problematic considering Portland’s shorthandedness (which isn’t a word) – 9:43 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“Those guys came in with something to prove”
Kevin McHale isn’t surprised Danny Ainge has led the Jazz organization to a great start
@Rick Kamla | @adaniels33 | #TakeNote pic.twitter.com/YJWNql4IAk9:40 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
The vet finds the rook ➡️ pic.twitter.com/g2cMs4MWr19:38 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Walker Kessler already has 2 blocks in 5 minutes tonight – 9:38 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Blazers put up 40 points in the first quarter while allowing 31. Portland shot 57.7% from the field. Simons has 23 points. – 9:36 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz trail the blazers 40-31 at the end of the first quarter. They would be well served to discourage Simons from his current 92 point pace, which he has set with 23 in the first 12 min – 9:35 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 40, Jazz 31: end of first quarter. 23 points, 2 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 9 points, 2 assists for @Jerami Grant. POR shooting 58 percent, UTA 56 percent. – 9:35 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
End 1Q: Blazers 40, Jazz 31. Utah’s 5 TOs contributed to Portland getting 8 more FGAs, and considering the Blazers made 57.7% of their shots and 6-13 from 3, that’s a bad thing. Simons had a ridiculous 23p on 8-10 FGs. – 9:35 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Blazers up 40-31 after 1Q. Simons has 23 points…
I think Jazz have some good defenders generally, but still don’t have anyone who really sticks to opposing guards and wings well. – 9:35 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Anfernee Simons in the 1st quarter against the Utah Jazz
23 points
8-10 FG
5-7 3P
🔥 #RipCity9:34 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
That’s F I V E three-pointers for Ant in the 1st 🔥
#RipCity | @Anfernee Simons pic.twitter.com/GrjD8eemAp9:31 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
It still kills me every time I see that 5 for the Fight commercial where Mike Conley reaches in vain for the rope to ring the cancer bell, and his hand is just dangling there awkwardly. – 9:28 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
2:52 remaining in the first quarter. The Jazz trail Portland 34-24 – 9:27 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Anfernee Simons is having a Lauri Markkanen start to this game. 19p now on 6-7 FGs. – 9:26 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz are defending Simons like they want him to just go ahead and score 50 – 9:25 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
As I thought, Jabari Walker is taking Nassir Little’s spot in the rotation https://t.co/szILOAogRu pic.twitter.com/gZGxoJBn809:24 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Jarred Vanderbilt is 2-of-2 from 3. He’s now 10-of-24 on the season. – 9:24 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
THT getting minutes behind Sexton tonight, I thought that the last game against Portland was one of THT’s best games of the season so that makes sense – 9:22 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Nurkic misses his first three. Let’s see if Chauncey lets him take another one. – 9:21 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers have already left Markkanen open for three twice, and he’s made both – 9:17 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
🗣 Laur-3 🗣
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/gZYzSjcNj49:16 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Blazers coming out hot. 13-8 at Utah. 5 of 5 from the field. Then again, the Jazz are 3 of 3. Anfernee Simons has five points. – 9:14 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Portland has six possessions and six scores and leads the Jazz 13-8 early….timeout Will Hardy – 9:14 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers make their first five shots from the field and both of their free throws so far to take an early 13-8 lead. – 9:14 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
2 turnovers in the first 2.5 minutes has Will Hardy calling an early timeout. Blazers up 13-8, 9:27 left 1Q. – 9:14 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
How much does offense lead to defense. The Jazz since Mike Conley went out the Jazz are 26th in the NBA in defense. The Blazers since Damian Lillard went out are 30th in the NBA in defense. Good offense, floor balance, etc helps defense – 9:08 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
🏴‍☠️ same 5 back at it 24 hours later 🏴‍☠️
#StartingLineup | @ZionsBank pic.twitter.com/yAaP6xw8eY9:05 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
about that time ⌚️
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/eYP2U8VlmW8:59 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Bumped into former Ducks reporter @Ryan_Kostecka who now writes for the Utah Jazz website. He was all suited up like he was about to start at PG. He confirmed that @Tony Jones is a solid hooper but not quite the legend he thinks he is. 😂 pic.twitter.com/Vv0qCvpI2k8:19 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
#️⃣ sharp shooters dress sharp #️⃣
#VivintCam | @vivintarena pic.twitter.com/htubx9Y2DW8:09 PM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
🏀 #RipCity  vs. @Utah Jazz
⌚️ 6:00PM PT
📺 @ROOTSPORTS_NW
📻 @RipCityRadio620 pic.twitter.com/1JrFwLgIxI8:07 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton (sore left groin) is questionable for the second straight game.
They play at Portland Sunday at 9pm ET. – 8:03 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
The Jazz Pregame show starts 🔜
Don’t forget to tune into @ATTSportsNetRM at 6:30PM MT!
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/Q2ZBXlPerZ8:01 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Join us on TikTok live answering your questions and watching warmups!
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/gBWiA6Lcc67:42 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Drew Eubanks is out for tonight at Utah. Josh Hart’s status remains uncertain. #RipCity pic.twitter.com/vBDJhbI3217:34 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Josh Hart (left ankle) is a gametime decision and Drew Eubanks (back) is out for tonight’s game versus Jazz – 7:33 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Join me on my long wintery ❄️ walk from my downtown Salt Lake City hotel to Vivint Arena for Trail Blazers at Jazz. #RipCity pic.twitter.com/zgRNCjgyOB7:27 PM

Eric Patten @EricPatten
The past 5 quarters have been a stark reminder of how much of a difference maker Paul George is on the defensive end of the floor. The Jazz and Kings have scored seemingly at will – 4:36 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
🔥 see y’all tonight 🔥
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/PyhxLl29eX4:25 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
🎧 | “I think you actually have a lot of the same Jazz identity from teams’ past with obviously its own new twist on things.” – @JezData
Click to listen to the latest episode of #RoundballRoundup or download wherever you get your podcasts ⤵️ – 3:09 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
What’s the Knicks best win this season? The victory over Utah (who are 2-5 over the last couple of weeks)?
How many awful losses have the Knicks had this season? Too many to count?
That’s a bad combination – 3:02 PM

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