Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Nicolas Batum posted 27 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers take a 120-114 win over the Utah Jazz in preseason action.
Damian Lillard scored 21 points and added eight assists while J.J. Hickson had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who shot 57.5 percent from the field.
Enes Kanter had 18 points, Mo Williams posted 15 points and seven assists, and Al Jefferson and Alec Burks each gave 14 points for the Jazz, who shot 51.9 percent in the game.
Portland held a 70-46 lead at the half. The Jazz cut that by three entering the fourth and outscored the Trail Blazers by 15 in the final frame, but they were unable to get ahead as Portland held on for the win.Game Notes