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Red-hot Devin Harris leads Utah Jazz to big halftime lead in Portland

Published: Saturday, Aug. 29 2015 8:32 p.m. MDT

Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors (15) defends Portland Trail Blazers' Jonny Flynn (3) during the second quarter during of NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Portland, Ore.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (Rick Bowmer, AP) Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors (15) defends Portland Trail Blazers' Jonny Flynn (3) during the second quarter during of NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (Rick Bowmer, AP)

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    PORTLAND, Ore. — After today's shootaround, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin admitted that 3-pointers can be a dangerous weapon.

    "As long as you're making them," he said.

    Devin Harris has done a whole lot of that in the first half tonight, hitting six of nine 3-pointers and scoring 25 points. The Jazz now lead the Trail Blazers, 57-39, at the Rose Garden.

    A win could put the Jazz in a playoff position tonight if the Suns also lose to the Thunder. Houston fell to Denver, temporarily tying the Rockets with Utah at 32-30.

    Gordon Hayward has added 13 points and Alec Burks chipped in eight off the bench.

    Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge, center, and Jamal Crawford, right, talk while Craig Smith, left, listens on the bench during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Portland, Ore.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (Rick Bowmer, AP) Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge, center, and Jamal Crawford, right, talk while Craig Smith, left, listens on the bench during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (Rick Bowmer, AP)

    Ex-Jazzman Wesley Matthews leads Portland with 11 points. The Blazers, however, are playing without LaMarcus Aldridge, Raymond Felton, Jamaal Crawford and Joel Przybilla.

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