The Portland Trail Blazers and the Utah Jazz would be the final game that would be played on Christmas Day. It was an exciting day of basketball. The game was tied at 24 in after the first-quarter. Utah would out play them for the rest of the game and they would breeze to a 117-96 victory over Portland. This is only the fifth time this season that the Trail Blazers were held to under 100 points.
Donovan Mitchell led the way for the Jazz with 19 points, two rebounds, two assists, and one steal. Rudy Gobert had a big game for Utah as well on both ends of the floor. He scored 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and blocked seven shots. Joe Ingles scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and recorded five assists.
Ricky Rubio had an effective game for Utah with 14 points, three rebounds, six assists, one block, and two steals. The Utah Jazz scored 44 bench points. Dante Exum scored 15 points, grabbed two rebounds, and recorded four assists.
Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, and one block. C.J. McCollum and Al-Farouq Aminu each scored 11 points. McCollum grabbed three rebounds, three assists, one block, and one steal. Aminu grabbed seven rebounds and three steals.
The Portland Trail Blazers scored 41 bench points. Evan Turner scored 12 points, grabbed three rebounds, and recorded three assists. Zach Collins scored 10 points, grabbed three rebounds, and recorded two assists.
These two teams will play each other two more times this season. The Portland Trail Blazers next game is on the road on Thursday night against the Golden State Warriors. The Utah Jazz’s next game will be