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Trail Blazers topple Jazz 111-99

Trail Blazers topple Jazz 111-99

The Portland Trail Blazers, from left, LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, from France, Wesley Matthews and Damian Liilard. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Don Ryan

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wesley Matthews had 21 points and Damian Lillard scored 14 of his 16 points in a key fourth-quarter run to rally the Portland Trail Blazers past the Utah Jazz 111-99 on Friday night.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 14 rebounds, his 40th double-double, and Nicolas Batum added 15 points to keep Portland in the race to host a first-round playoff series.

Derrick Favors scored 21 points and Enes Kanter had 15 points and 13 rebounds, but the Jazz have lost eight of nine.

Early in the fourth quarter, the Jazz led by two and Lillard hadn’t converted a single field goal.

Over the next 3:24, Lillard made four 3-pointers and a pair of free throws.

After that, the Blazers led by double-digits for the first time at 96-85 with 6:28 remaining and soon earned their seventh victory in their past eight games.

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