UTAH JAZZ

Blog: Jazz Embarrassed By Trail Blazers In Blowout Loss

Nov 22, 2023, 10:19 PM | Updated: Nov 26, 2023, 7:37 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – The Portland Trail Blazers handed the Utah Jazz their ugliest loss of the season winning 121-105 to snap their eight-game losing streak.

Lauri Markkanen led the Jazz with 24 points while Keyonte George added 16 points and seven assists.

The Trail Blazers were led by Jerami Grant who scored 30.

First Quarter

John Collins defense, even when simply getting matched up off of a missed basket has been rough recently. He let Anthony Davis get several easy baskets in transition on Tuesday and did so again early with Jerami Grant.

Keyonte George is still trying to figure out exactly what a good shot is. He doesn’t have any go-to spots quite yet where he knows he can get dialed in.

Will Hardy called for harder play and more passing from the Jazz roster before the game started and the team responded by committing seven first quarter turnovers and allowing five offensive rebounds.

A mid-quarter 10-2 run allowed the Trail Blazers to build a double-digit lead, the second time in as many nights the Jazz have trailed by 10+ in the first quarter.

After one the Jazz trailed the Trail Blazers 32-21.

Second Quarter

Kris Dunn got first half minutes for the Jazz, as did Omer Yurtseven after his strong performance on Tuesday in LA, though neither were particularly noteworthy.

Dunn threw some very questionable passes while Yurtseven grabbed a handful of rebounds and knocked down a three.

George got to the free-throw line and followed it up with an easy halfcourt three. He could stand to get the free-throw line more often, but to be fair he does not get a friendly whistle at this point in his career.

The Blazers against outscored the Jazz 10-3 late in the half to grow their lead.

At the half, the Jazz trailed Portland 65-46.

Third Quarter

The Jazz followed arguably their worst half of the season with a slow start in the third quarter, allowing Portland to get out in transition for easy baskets.

After a quiet first half, Markkanen worked to get involved in the third, and the forward scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds in nine minutes.

The Jazz cleaned up their turnover issues in the third committing only three giveaways in the period. However, they were unable to make much headway on the deficit.

Through three the Jazz trailed Portland 89-73.

Fourth Quarter

Portland opened up the fourth on a 14-4 run to build a 104-77 lead, their biggest of the night.

Keyonte George set a career-high with 16 points, while the Jazz laced together a late 10-0 run to make the final score feel closer than it actually was, and it was still a 20 point blowout.

The Jazz fell 121-105.

Are you on Threads yet? Let’s connect, give us a follow @kslsports.

 

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, and video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

Ben Anderson is the Utah Jazz insider for KSL Sports and the co-host of Jake and Ben from 10-12p with Jake Scott on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. Find Ben on Twitter at @BensHoops or on Instagram @BensHoops.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Utah's Carlos Boozer (left), and Mehmet Okur (right) congratulate Andrei Kirilenko...

Ben Anderson

Boozer, Williams, Kirilenko, Okur Return For Jazz Decade Night

Four All-Stars will return to Utah as the Jazz celebrate their 2000s rosters against the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday night.

19 hours ago

Keyonte-George-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Ben Anderson

Utah Jazz Mailbag: Will Jazz Be Better Next Year?

Welcome to the Utah Jazz mailbag where every week our NBA insiders answer your questions on social media about your favorite team.

20 hours ago

Mike-Conley-Minnesota-Timberwolves-NBA...

Kyle Ireland

Reports: Former Jazzman Mike Conley Agrees To Extension With Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Mike Conley agreed to a contract extension worth more than $20 million, according to multiple reports.

2 days ago

Jacque-Vaughn-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Kyle Ireland

Brooklyn Nets Fire Former Utah Jazz Guard Jacque Vaughn

The Brooklyn Nets announced that they’ve fired former Utah Jazz guard Jacque Vaughn as the team’s head coach.

2 days ago

Lauri-Markkanen-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Ben Anderson

Lauri Markkanen Eliminated From Three-Point Contest

Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen was eliminated in the first round of the Starry Three-Point Contest after scoring 25 points.

4 days ago

Walker-Kessler-Utah-Jazz-NBA-Media-Day-Halloween...

Ben Anderson

Walker Kessler, Team Jalen Win Rising Stars Challenge

Walker Kessler and Team Jalen won the Rising Stars Challenge at the 2024 NBA All-Star weekend in Indianapolis. 

5 days ago

Sponsored Articles

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...

KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Blog: Jazz Embarrassed By Trail Blazers In Blowout Loss