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Second-half burst leads Jazz over limited Trail Blazers

Oct 13, 2008 - 12:48 AM PORTLAND, Oregon (Ticker) -- Kyle Korver and Mehmet Okur both scored 11 points in the second half as the Utah Jazz rolled to a 93-80 exhibition victory over a shorthanded Portland Trail Blazers squad on Sunday.

Korver made all three of his 3-pointers en route to 14 points and Okur bounced back after a scoreless opening half for Utah, which improved to 2-1 in the preseason.

French rookie Nicolas Batum scored 16 points and Travis Outlaw added 14 for Portland, which dropped to 2-2 in exhibition play.

Trailing 38-35 at the break after shooting just 34 percent (13-of-38) from the field, the Jazz took control of the contest late in the third quarter, using an array of turnovers by the Trail Blazers to put together a 13-1 run.

Overall, Portland went 20-of-35 (57 percent) from the floor in the second half, connecting on all four of their 3-pointers.

Andrei Kirilenko led Utah with 15 points and Carlos Boozer added 12 and eight rebounds.

Playing in his fourth preseason game, Trail Blazers center Greg Oden was held to six points on 1-of-5 shooting and grabbed six rebounds.

Portland did play without both Brandon Roy, Martell Webster and LaMarcus Aldridge.