Harris has 27 in Jazz’s 112-91 win over Blazers



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Devin Harris had 27 points, including a career-high six 3-pointers, and the Utah Jazz continued to jockey for a playoff spot with a 112-91 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

The Jazz, with just three games to play, are locked in a battle for the remaining playoff spots in the Western Conference with Houston, Phoenix, Dallas and Denver.

Gordon Hayward added 23 points for the Jazz, who led by as many as 31 points. Al Jefferson had 11 points and 10 rebounds for his team-high 29th double-double this season.

Wesley Matthews had 21 points for the Blazers, who had already been eliminated from the playoffs.

Midway through the final quarter Utah’s Derrick Favors and DeMarre Carroll bumped heads. Carroll stayed prone on the court for several moments after the collision, but walked to the bench. The nature of the injury was not immediately known.