3 keys to the Utah Jazz’s 100-81 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers

3 keys to the Utah Jazz’s 100-81 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s 11-game winning streak came to a screeching halt as Portland took the lead from the start and never let up in a 100-81 victory Friday night at Vivint Arena.Turning point: After the Jazz cut the Blazers lead to six at halftime, the Blazers started the half on a 13-4 run and never looked back.The hero: Portland’s CJ McCollum scored a game-high 26 points and made three straight 15-foot jumpers in a late one-minute span after the Jazz had cut the Blazers’ lead to 9.3 keys:• The Jazz committed 19 turnovers, 11 in the first half• No offense. The 81 points by the Jazz was their third-lowest output of the season.• The Jazz could manage only 24 percent from 3-point range on 6 of 25.Jazz almanac: 30-29, L1Next 3:vs. Dallas (18-40), Saturday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. MTvs. Houston (44-13), Monday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. MTvs. Minnesota (36-25), Friday, March 2, 8:30 p.m. MT Ricky Rubio struggles in his first game back after sitting out with hip injury Related After All-Star break, ‘rusty’ Utah Jazz’s 11-game win streak snapped by Trail Blazers Darrell Griffith, Donovan Mitchell and keeping Jazz nation alivelast_img

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