Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin knows Portland missed some open shots during Utah's 86-77 win over the Trail Blazers on Friday night at EnergySolutions Arena.
Corbin believes, however, that his players deserve a little credit for shutting down the explosive Trail Blazers.
"We'd like to think our defense had something to do with it," he said. "We were aggressive. ... I thought it was a good job against a team that's been scoring the ball very well."
Portland entered the game averaging 97 points after scoring at least 100 in three of its last four games.
But the Blazers struggled against Utah.
They scored only 23 points in the first 19 minutes and managed just 36 at halftime.
After Portland trimmed a 17-point deficit to 80-75 late in the fourth quarter, it missed three straight shots and turned the ball over twice.
Jazz get defensive in victory over Portland
Salt Lake Tribune | Feb 2