Playing with five fouls, Boozer scored eight of Utah's last 12
points, but Jack and Dixon combined to go 6-of-6 from the free
throw line in the last 23.2 seconds to help Portland hold on.
The Blazers led 89-76 at the start of the fourth quarter, thanks
to a big third period from Randolph. With Boozer on the bench in
foul trouble, Randolph took advantage of a mismatch with Utah
rookie Paul Millsap, drawing fouls and scoring down low. He
finished 12-of-15 from the line.
Portland led by as many as nine in the first half, going up
48-39 on a 3-pointer from Travis Outlaw.
Utah tied the game at 61 early in the second half, but the
Blazers went on a 10-2 run to make it 71-63.
Outlaw had all of his 16 points in the first half for Portland.
Matt Harpring finished with 13 points for Utah.