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Portland Trail Blazers forward J.J. Hickson (21) is fouled by Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) as he drives to the basket during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Portland Trail Blazers lead the Jazz 47-45 at halftime tonight inside EnergySolutions Arena.

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Former Jazz man, Westley Matthews, leads all scorers with 14 points and two rebounds. Nicolas Batum also has 10 points and two rebounds or the Blazers.

Derrick Favors is the leading scorer for the Jazz so far with 10 points and three rebounds on 4-8 shooting. Enes Kanter also has nine points and five rebounds for the Jazz on 2-5 shooting.

The Blazers are shooting 46.2 percent from the field while the Jazz are close behind at 43.9 percent. The Blazers are 2-11 from 3-point range and the Jazz are 2-2.

The Jazz turned the ball over 11 times in the first half, compared to 13 for the Blazers.

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