PORTLAND -- Guard Damian Lillard scored 28 points and dished out seven assists as the Portland Trail Blazers used a fourth-quarter rally to overhaul the Utah Jazz 102-94 Friday night at the Moda Center.
Guard Wesley Matthews added 24 points and center Robin Lopez collected 12 points, 18 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Trail Blazers (37-18), who ended a three-game losing streak.
Center Enes Kanter matched his career high with 25 points to go with 10 points and three blocks for Utah (19-35), which lost for the sixth time in nine games. Guard Gordon Hayward added 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
Lillard scored 14 points as the Blazers outscored the Jazz 38-21 in the decisive fourth quarter.
Utah outscored Portland 34-21 in the third quarter to turn a four-point halftime deficit into a 73-64 lead heading into the final period.
The Blazers scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter to jump on top 74-73, and increased the run to 16-2 for an 80-75 lead midway through the final period.
Utah got back to within 85-83, but Portland took a 92-87 advantage on a pair of free throws by Matthews with 2:44 remaining. The Jazz closed the gap to 94-91 on a Kanter jumper with 1:21 to go, but Portland guard Mo Williams answered with a jumper to make it 96-91 with 50 seconds to play, then iced the verdict with two foul shots with 25.3 ticks left.
Portland took a 16-15 lead out of a sluggish first quarter in which the Blazers shot .348 from the field, the Jazz .333.
Utah moved in front 21-18 early in the second quarter, but the Blazers turned it around behind Lillard, seizing a 39-33 advantage with 2:15 left before intermission.
Portland led 43-39 at the half despite 15 points and six rebounds from Kanter. Lillard had 12 points and three assists for the Blazers.
NOTES: Portland is missing starting PF LaMarcus Aldridge (groin) and reserve C Joel Freeland (knee) and C Meyers Leonard (ankle) for the second straight game. Utah is without starting PF Derrick Favors (hip), also out for the second game in a row. ... The Jazz started Enes Kanter at center. With the 21-year-old Kanter in the lineup, the Jazz are 1-22 this season. Without the services of Favors, they are 0-7. ... The teams have gone in opposite directions since the early part of the season. Portland went 24-5 through 29 games but is 12-13 since then -- and 3-7 in the last 10 games. Utah began the season 0-8 and 1-14 but since then has posted an 18-20 mark. "We had three of our key guys (Fs Marvin Williams and Jeremy Evans and PG Trey Burke) out of the lineup for a long time early," Utah coach Tyrone Corbin said. "When we have all of our guys, we get a better feel for how we can be. But we haven't had a large enough sample size with everybody being together yet."