Matthews scores 24, Trail Blazers rout Jazz 130-98

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Associated Press

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 2:06 AM

Updated Saturday, Dec 7 at 11:04 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wesley Matthews scored 24 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 130-98 Friday night for their 15th victory in 16 games.

Damian Lillard added 21 points and Nicolas Batum had 13 for the Blazers, who won their fourth straight and broke a franchise mark with 17 3-pointers. Portland set a season high for points and shot 73.9 percent from 3-point range (17 for 23), an NBA record for a team with at least 20 attempts, according to basketball-reference.com.

Alec Burks had 16 points to lead the Jazz, who trailed by as many as 42. They have lost 10 of 11 games on the road this season.

Gordon Hayward, Jeremy Evans and John Lucas III scored 10 apiece.

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