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    Portland plays Utah on 3-game road slide

    March 21, 2023 GMT

    Portland Trail Blazers (31-40, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (35-36, 10th in the Western Conference)

    Salt Lake City; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT

    BOTTOM LINE: Portland will attempt to stop its three-game road skid when the Trail Blazers play Utah.

    The Jazz are 5-8 against opponents in the Northwest Division. Utah is fourth in the Western Conference scoring 117.4 points while shooting 47.3% from the field.

    The Trail Blazers are 21-21 in Western Conference play. Portland gives up 116.1 points to opponents while being outscored by 1.9 points per game.

    The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Trail Blazers won the last meeting 134-124 on Jan. 26, with Damian Lillard scoring 60 points in the win.

    TOP PERFORMERS: Walker Kessler is averaging 8.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks for the Jazz. Ochai Agbaji is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Utah.

    Anfernee Simons is scoring 21.1 points per game and averaging 2.6 rebounds for the Trail Blazers. Lillard is averaging 29.5 points and 6.3 rebounds over the last 10 games for Portland.

    LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 5-5, averaging 116.1 points, 49.6 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 5.7 steals and 7.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.4 points per game.

    Trail Blazers: 2-8, averaging 109.6 points, 40.3 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.1 points.

    INJURIES: Jazz: Collin Sexton: out (hamstring), Lauri Markkanen: out (back), Jordan Clarkson: out (finger).

    Trail Blazers: Justise Winslow: out (ankle), Ibou Badji: out (knee), Jerami Grant: day to day (quad).


    The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.