Blazers fall in preseason finale

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SALT LAKE CITY — Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors scored 21 points apiece to help the Utah Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 97-91 on Thursday night.

Kanter and Favors combined for 21 in the fourth quarter for Utah, which lost 120-114 to Portland on Monday. Kanter also finished with 12 rebounds.

The preseason game was tight throughout until Kanter and Favors took over midway through the fourth.

Wesley Matthews led Portland with 24 points. LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Nicolas Batum finished with 17 points and 10 boards.

Utah’s reserves outscored the team’s starters. Jazz point guard Mo Williams rested for precautionary reasons.

JAZZ 97, TRAIL BLAZERS 91

PORTLAND (91) — Batum 7-14 3-3 17, Aldridge 9-16 1-4 19, Hickson 3-5 5-8 11, Lillard 4-14 3-3 12, Matthews 8-14 4-4 24, Smith 1-3 0-0 2, Leonard 0-0 0-0 0, Pavlovic 0-2 0-0 0, Freeland 1-4 2-2 4, Jeffries 0-2 2-2 2, Barton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-74 20-26 91.

UTAH (97) — Ma.Williams 2-4 1-2 6, Millsap 4-8 2-2 10, Jefferson 7-15 1-2 15, Foye 1-4 0-0 2, Hayward 3-5 4-5 10, Burks 4-9 0-0 9, Carroll 1-6 1-1 3, Tinsley 0-2 0-0 0, Kanter 8-13 5-7 21, Favors 8-13 5-9 21, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-79 19-28 97.

Portland 23 24 22 22—91

Utah 22 23 26 26—97

3-Point Goals—Portland 5-21 (Matthews 4-6, Lillard 1-6, Freeland 0-1, Smith 0-1, Pavlovic 0-2, Batum 0-5), Utah 2-5 (Ma.Williams 1-1, Burks 1-3, Foye 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Portland 50 (Aldridge 11), Utah 47 (Kanter 12). Assists—Portland 14 (Lillard 5), Utah 23 (Tinsley 6). Total Fouls—Portland 24, Utah 23. Technicals—Utah Coach Corbin. A—18,247 (19,911).