Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 12/19

Game 1: Monday, December 19th
Trail Blazers110
Game 2: Wednesday, December 21st
Trail Blazers89Final

Jazz 90

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Trail Blazers 110

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    Coverage: FSRM

    10:00 PM ET, December 19, 2011

    Moda Center, Portland, OR

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    UTAH 19 23 23 2590
    POR 32 22 29 27110

    Trail Blazers 110, Jazz 90

    Associated Press

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Wesley Matthews scored 17 points in 23 minutes as the Portland Trail Blazers built an early lead and bea the Utah Jazz 110-90 in the teams' preseason opener Monday night.

    Nicolas Batum started in place of LaMarcus Aldridge and had 13 points in 22 minutes and the Blazers led by as many as 24 points.

    Derrick Favors came off the bench with 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Jazz.

    Utah was without Paul Millsap, who has right quadriceps tendinitis. Al Jefferson, who has been bothered by a sore left hamstring, started and scored seven points, and newcomer Josh Howard played five scoreless minutes.

    The Blazers head to Utah on Wednesday night for the second exhibition, the only warm-up games before the start of the lockout-shortened regular season.

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