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Scott G Winterton,
Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) drives on Portland Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis (17) as the Jazz and the Blazers play at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.

SALT LAKE CITY β€” The Utah Jazz used strong 3-point shooting and a solid defensive night to snap a three-game losing streak, beating Portland 111-88 on Wednesday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Utah hit three straight 3-pointers from Gordon Hayward, Joe Ingles and George Hill to go on a 9-0 run to take a 51-43 lead in the third quarter after Portland took a one-point advantage early in the period. Hayward added another 3 to make it 54-45, as the Jazz never trailed again, leading by as many as 24 in the fourth quarter.

Utah held Portland's star guards, Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, to 13 and 18 points, respectively. Lillard shot 3 of 19 from the field, while McCollum shot 8 of 19, not crossing double figures until the fourth quarter. The duo averaged a combined 55.3 points per game in the six previous games against the Jazz.

Portland shot 39.7 from the field, compared to 51.9 percent for the Jazz.


β€’ The Jazz hit five 3-pointers in the third quarter and had eight in the second half as a part of 11 total 3s on the night. Ingles led the way with four 3-pointers.

β€’ Hayward passed Deron Williams (7,576) for eighth on the Jazz's all-time scoring list on a jumper midway through the third quarter. With 22 points Wednesday, he now has 7,588 career points.

β€’ The Jazz had six players in double figures, including Hayward (22), Hill (19), Ingles (18), Rudy Gobert (13) and Dante Exum (12).

Records: Jazz (35-22), Trail Blazers (23-33)


Jazz: Hayward hit 8 of 18 from the field, with two 3-pointers, and 4 of 6 from the free-throw line for his 22 points. He added seven assists and six rebounds.

Trail Blazers: Lillard had 13 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

Up next

Jazz: All-Star break, then at Milwaukee, Friday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. MST

Trail Blazers: All-Star break, then at Orlando, Thursday, Feb. 23, 5 p.m.