The final regular-season game of Enes Kanter's rookie year was one of his best.

In a career-high 34 minutes, Kanter finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots in the Jazz's 96-94 win over Portland.

Coach Tyrone Corbin called Kanter's performance evidence that the bullish 19-year-old center has improved during his first NBA season.

"I didn't think, this year, we'd be able to go to him in the post," Corbin said. "But we can go to him down there.

"He has good moves, and his patience is good. He's been a really good rebounder for us, too. Very physical."