Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - With one All-Star in street clothes, the other stepped up in a big way as Damian Lillard netted 14 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 102-94 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday.
Lillard also handed out seven assists while Robin Lopez grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds and blocked four shots to help Portland snap a three-game losing skid without the services of LaMarcus Aldridge, who missed his second straight out of the All-Star break with a strained left groin.
Wesley Matthews added 24 points and Mo Williams had 13 off the bench for Portland, which shot a perfect 17-of-17 from the charity stripe.
Enes Kanter tallied 25 points and 10 boards for Utah while Trey Burke and Gordon Hayward each stuffed the stat sheet in defeat. Burke had 21 points, seven assists and six boards while Hayward went for 17, seven and seven.