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Jazz score season-high 130 in rout against Blazers

Jazz score season-high 130 in rout against Blazers



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Carlos Boozer scored 26 points and the Utah Jazz tied a season high for points in a 130-93 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

Utah won its 50th game of the season, but will still open the playoffs on the road. Houston clinched home-court advantage by beating Phoenix earlier Monday. The Jazz and Rockets close the regular season Wednesday night in Utah.

Gordan Giricek scored 21 points after missing the last three games with a sore right side and was one of seven Utah players to score in double figures.

The Jazz outscored the Trail Blazers 37-22 in the second quarter to take control of the game. Boozer scored six points during a 12-2 run that put Utah ahead 60-41 with 2:48 remaining before halftime.

Travis Outlaw had 26 points to lead Portland. Outlaw went 18-for-20 from the free throw line and scored more on foul shots than any other Blazer had from the field. Martell Webster scored 14 points and Dan Dickau finished with 13 for Portland.

Andrei Kirilenko returned after missing five games with a broken bone in his left thumb and finished with five blocks, four assists and four rebounds for Utah.

Mehmet Okur and rookie Paul Millsap each had 16 points for the Jazz, who matched the 130 points they scored in a 132-130 overtime loss at Memphis on Jan. 24.

Utah also avenged a 94-89 loss to the Trail Blazers on April 4, starting a five-game losing streak that ended up costing the Jazz home-court advantage against the Rockets.

Game notes Portland's Jamaal Magloire was ejected with 11:45 remaining in the third quarter when he picked up his second technical foul. He received his first with 5:16 remaining in the first quarter... The Jazz have defeated the Trail Blazers in six of their last eight meetings and 13 of their last 19. Utah has defeated Portland six straight times in Salt Lake City and 11 of 12... Luke Schenscher fouled out with 35.6 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

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