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Gobert dominant inside, Lillard struggles, Jazz rout Blazers

Damian Lillard was scoreless in the first half and finished with only nine points and seven assists for Portland.
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Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley, left, shoots as Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

PORTLAND, Ore — Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds in a dominant season-opening performance, leading the Utah Jazz to a 120-100 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. 

Gobert controlled the inside and got plenty of support from the outside as Utah shot 19 of 50 from the 3-point line. 

Damian Lillard was scoreless in the first half and finished with only nine points and seven assists for Portland.

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The Portland Trail Blazers and The Utah Jazz play in front of fan cardboard cutouts in the stand during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

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