Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/3/13
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damian Lillard scored 23 points and had eight assists as Portland outdueled Utah 105-99 on Saturday night at the Rose Garden. J.J. Hickson chipped in 21 points and 11 rebounds, LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 11 boards and Nicolas Batum came within an assist of a triple-double for Portland (24-23), which lost 86-77 Friday night at Salt Lake City. Batum finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Randy Foye scored 23 points and Paul Millsap collected 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Jazz (26-22). Utah extended a three-point halftime lead to 63-53 on three 3-pointers by Foye midway through the third quarter. The Blazers responded with a 14-0 run as Will Barton's driving layup giving them a 67-63 edge. They took a 72-67 lead into the fourth quarter. Utah tied the score at 79 on Alec Burks' 3-pointer with 8:15 remaining. Portland then used an 11-4 spurt to go ahead 90-83 with 4:41 to play. It was 90-87 with 3:51 left when Nolan ...
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