Utah sinks Blazers with 112-102 win

Utah sinks Blazers with 112-102 win

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 1: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers controls the ball on a steal attempt by Mo Williams #5 of the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena on April 1, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on April 2, 2013 at 7:39 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Al Jefferson scored 24 points, Mo Williams hit six 3-pointers and the Utah Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 112-102 Monday night to extend their winning streak to a season-best five games.

The win was Utah's second in four days over the Blazers (33-41), losers of five consecutive.

Wesley Matthews scored 23 for Portland, still without leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge because of a sprained ankle. Rookie standout Damian Lillard added 17 points, including three 3-pointers to break the NBA's single-season rookie record (166) for 3s.

Utah moved a half-game ahead of the idle Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth Western Conference playoff spot, and two games ahead of Dallas.

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