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Wesley Matthews' arrival in Portland last season helped the Trail Blazers turn around their fortunes against the Utah Jazz.
Matthews tormented his former team in 2010-11, and he'll hope to do the same as these Northwest Division rivals meet for the first time this season Monday night in Salt Lake City.
As an undrafted rookie two seasons ago, Matthews developed into a starter in helping Utah (11-7) capture a share of the division title and reach the Western Conference semifinals.
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Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz wants a spot in the dunk competition this year, and from the looks of it it seems very doable. Check out the below dunk which Evans nailed by jumping directly over teammate Earl Watson.
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The Utah Jazz were without starting center Al Jefferson and shooting guard Raja Bell for Monday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Josh Howard and Derrick Favors joined the starting lineup in their absence.
Jefferson is out with inflammation in his right ankle. He is averaging a team-best 17.9 points along with 9.0 rebounds.
Bell, who has started every game this season...
The Portland Trailblazers were hit with the injury bug once again last night, as Nicolas Batum went down with an ugly-looking knee injury. An MRI will determine his fate. Per the Oregonian: “Fourth-quarter meltdown? Check. Head-scratching guard play? Check. Poor execution down the stretch that led to a loss on the road? Check and check. And, in fitting fashion for a franchise...
After returning home Monday night and watching the play at least 20 times, according to his own count, Batum said he feared the worst.
Howard cracks starting lineup
By BRIAN T. SMITH
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Jan 30, 2012 09:36PM MDT
Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin had two options Friday evening after learning starting shooting guard Raja Bell (strained right adductor) would be inactive against Portland: C.J. Miles or Josh Howard.
Corbin went with Howard. Not because Miles wasn’t ready for prime time. But...
Jeremy Evans displays his hangtime with this dunk over teammate Earl Watson. Great body control and creativity for a forward of his size.
The Blazers guard/forward has a contusion on his left knee and not a serious, long-term injury.
Jazz defense fuels crucial 13-0 run
By Steve Luhm
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Jan 30, 2012 10:41PM MDT
Just when it appeared a spirited comeback would fall short, the Jazz rallied again Monday night and defeated Portland, 93-89.
Utah trailed by 11 in the third quarter before tying the game, 70-70.
When Portland’s Nicolas Batum buried three consecutive 3-point shots,...
Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has a left knee bone contusion that will keep him out of Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
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