SALT LAKE CITY -- It appears the Portland Trail Blazers are more than ready for the stretch run. The Blazers breezed by the NBA's hottest team Friday night, defeating the Utah Jazz 100-81 before 18,306 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Jazz (30-29) had won their previous 11 games, which was the longest-active winning streak in the league.
As the Portland Trail Blazers fled the Moda Center last week for an eight-day All-Star break, it was the future rather than an impressive victory over the Golden State Warriors that consumed them. There were All-Star Game appearances to be made, sunny beaches to be enjoyed and a few days away to clear minds and soothe achy muscles. Then there was this: A playoff chase. "We've got a lot of work ahead of us," Blazers coach Terry Stotts said.
The Oregonian/OregonLive's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers' Casey Holdahl bring you another edition of their podcast, the Rip City Report. In this home opener edition of the podcast, Joe and the Casey banter about a host of topics, including:* The "Lillard is overlooked" narrative continues to persist. Should it? * A look at the stretch run.
End of 3rd: Blazers rolling in Utah, leading the Jazz 80-64.
Lillard has 20 points, McCollum 18 points, Nurkic 13 points, Harkless career-high-tying 6 steals.
Mitchell has 18 points, Gobert 15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks.
Halftime: Blazers 53, Jazz 47.
Lillard has 11 points, McCollum 10, Harkless 6 points, 4 steals, 2 rebounds, Blazers led by as many as 11.
Mitchell has 14 points, Gobert 13 points, 4 blocks, Ingles 10 points.
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