Lillard Scores 35, Trail Blazers Beat Utah Jazz 108-92
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Damian Lillard had 35 points and C.J. McCollum added 27 as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Utah Jazz 108-92 on Wednesday night.
Lillard shot 14 for 27 for his second consecutive 30-plus point game. Al-Farouq Aminu finished with 13 points and Mason Plumlee added 12 and 16 rebounds for Portland.
Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 19 for the Jazz while Trey Burke chipped in 17 off the bench. Rudy Gobert finished with eight points, nine rebounds and four blocks.
The Jazz began the night as the No. 1 defensive team in the NBA, but they certainly didn't look like it against a Portland team that lost four starters during the offseason. The Jazz gave up 30 second-quarter points, their most in a single period this season. The offense wasn't much better, shooting 37.5 from the field.