As the Trail Blazers were finishing off their 105-94 victory over Utah at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday, there was a ruckus behind their bench. A heavily-bearded fan, wearing Blazers gear, was being restrained by a security guard as he tried to get closer to Portland’s bench.

The chaotic scene included a few other Portland fans chanting, “Let’s go Blazers,” and “M-V-P,” which was directed at power forward LaMarcus Aldridge.

A day that started with Aldridge winning the Western Conference Player of the Week award for the second time this season, and fifth time in his career, ended with him receiving NBA’s ultimate chant, on the road. It’s a higher level of respect than the two-time All-Star has ever felt before.

“It’s a blessing, and it’s definitely something I feel like I worked for,” Aldridge said. “I’ve never heard MVP chants on the road. That was definitely new.”

The Blazers (18-4) hardly played a gem of the game, with their offense looking sluggish at times. But they were able to extend the best road start in franchise history. At 9-2, only the 1990-91 team can match this year’s squad after 11 road games.

The outcome was hardly a surprise, coming against the young, injury-depleted Jazz (4-19), who have the league’s worst record. The teams were playing for the second time in four days, and after the Blazers obliterated Utah by 32 points at the Moda Center on Friday, they were not expecting another cakewalk.

“We knew it wasn’t going to be the same as the other game,” Blazers center Robin Lopez said. “Blowouts happen in the NBA, and especially when you face a team so soon, you’re going to get their best effort.”

They did as the Blazers never led by more than 15, and the Jazz closed their deficit to 97-92 when Gordon Hayward made two free throws with 1:28 left. But after a not-so-stellar possession in which the Blazers couldn’t seem to find a decent shot, Nicolas Batum launched a moonshot of a three-pointer that just beat the shot clock and swished with 1:03 left, putting the Blazers back up by eight and sending fans scurrying for the exits.