Posted February 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
Damian Lillard had 23 points and the Portland Trail Blazers got revenge for a loss to Utah the night before with a 105-99 victory Saturday night. Utah defeated the Blazers 86-77 on Friday night in the first game of the back-to-back between the division rivals. J.J. Hickson added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who have won four of their last six after a season-high six-game losing streak. Nicolas Batum had 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, falling just short of his third triple-double this season. Randy Foye had 23 points for the Jazz, who led by as many as 10 points in the third quarter. The Blazers led 88-83 on Nolan Smith's reverse layup with 4:59 left in the game. He added a 3-pointer that made it 93-87 and Portland held off the Jazz the rest of the way. Lillard, the rookie points (18.3) and assists (6.5) leader who has won NBA Rookie of the Month honors for the past three months, added eight assists. The game was his 23rd this season with at least 20 ...
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