PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Nicolas Batum scored 27 points and rookie Damian Lillard had 21 as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 120-114 last night.
Batum scored 15 points in the first quarter and hit five 3-pointers. Lillard, the No. 6 pick of the draft, made three 3-pointers during the first half. J.J. Hickson had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Wesley Matthews scored 15 points for Portland.
The Blazers made 12 3-pointers and shot 58 percent (42 of 73) overall from the field.