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Utah Jazz fall to Portland Trail Blazers
Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams, right, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Victor Claver during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin talks to his players during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, drives past Utah Jazz guard Jamaal Tinsley during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Utah Jazz forward Paul Milsap, right, is double-teamed by Portland Trail Blazer guard Damian Lillard, left, and forward LaMarcus Aldridge during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Portland Trail Blazers center J.J. Hickson, right, looks to shoot against Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, drives past Utah Jazz guard Randy Foye during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.  Lillard scored 23 points as they defeated the Jazz 105-99.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Portland, Ore. • Paul Millsap went through his usual list of things that he felt cost the Jazz. The first one, though, caught the ears of nearby Al Jefferson.

"We did miss some layups," Jefferson said to no one in particular. "Gosh."

In the minds of the Jazz, their 105-99 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers had more to do with failing to do the little things than it did with missing their little guys.

The Jazz’s backcourt has been halved by injuries in recent weeks, and in their second game in two nights against the Trail Blazers, the Jazz were without Mo Williams, Gordon Hayward and Earl Watson.

Tyrone Corbin called the Jazz "outmanned," but his team still managed to build a 10-point lead when Randy Foye made his fifth of a season-high-tying six 3-pointers with 6:05 remaining in the third quarter.

But that teardrop 3-pointer may as well have flicked an off switch on its descent into the basket.

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"They just outplayed us in the third quarter basically," Jamaal Tinsley said.

After Foye’s 3 put the Jazz up 63-53, the Blazers scored the next 14 points and closed the quarter on a 19-4 run.

The Blazers shot 64 percent in the fourth quarter and finished at a 50 percent clip for the game. And while the Jazz were outscored only 46-44 in the paint, they made just 43 percent of their attempts in the lane — the area the post-centric Jazz are expected to dominate.

The Jazz (26-22) missed four shots within 8 feet of the basket in the final 6:05 in the quarter — not an altogether bad stat until you consider that Foye, emboldened by his hot stretch, began bombing step-back and isolation 3-pointers, as well.

Foye led the Jazz with 23 points, but went ice cold during that stretch, missing three of his final four 3-point attempts in the quarter. It wasn’t until he made a 25-footer with 41 seconds left that he broke his skid.

That pulled the Jazz within 99-96, but by then, the damage was done, and the Blazers (24-23) made seven straight free throws to close the game.

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At a glance

Highlights

O The Jazz lose to the Blazers after beating Portland on Friday.

» Randy Foye ties his season high of six 3-pointers.

» Former Weber State guard Damian Lillard finishes with 23 points and 8 assists.

Trail Blazers 105, Jazz 99

FG FT Reb

Utah Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

MaWllms 32:29 7-13 0-0 2-6 2 4 15

Millsap 36:47 7-16 4-4 4-8 5 5 18

Jefferson 32:55 6-13 0-0 0-6 5 2 12

Tinsley 32:57 2-8 2-2 0-3 6 3 6

Foye 36:53 7-15 3-4 0-0 3 1 23

Favors 21:22 4-7 1-2 3-7 1 3 9

Burks 18:51 1-6 2-2 0-2 1 1 5

Kanter 12:13 0-7 0-0 1-4 0 1 0

Carroll 15:35 5-5 1-2 0-1 1 2 11

Totals 240:00 39-90 13-16 10-37 24 22 99

Percentages: FG .433, FT .813. 3-Point Goals: 8-19, .421 (Foye 6-12, Burks 1-1, Ma.Williams 1-3, Millsap 0-1, Tinsley 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 5 (2 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Carroll, Jefferson). Turnovers: 4 (Tinsley 2, Carroll, Favors). Steals: 9 (Carroll 2, Foye 2, Ma.Williams 2, Burks, Favors, Millsap). Technical Fouls: Carroll, 10:18 fourth.

FG FT Reb

Portland Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Batum 38:52 4-7 2-3 1-10 9 3 12

Aldridge 41:37 8-18 2-6 3-11 1 1 18

Hickson 36:24 6-11 9-11 3-11 2 2 21

Lillard 40:22 9-17 2-2 0-3 8 3 23

Claver 17:56 1-4 0-0 2-3 1 1 3

Babbitt 24:03 2-5 2-2 0-5 0 3 8

Leonard 6:22 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 2 0

Smith 18:15 5-7 1-2 1-1 2 2 13

Barton 16:09 3-6 1-2 0-3 2 0 7

Totals 240:00 38-75 19-28 10-49 25 17 105

Percentages: FG .507, FT .679. 3-Point Goals: 10-18, .556 (Lillard 3-5, Smith 2-3, Babbitt 2-4, Batum 2-4, Claver 1-1, Barton 0-1). Team Rebounds: 12. Team Turnovers: 16 (16 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Aldridge 2, Babbitt, Barton, Batum, Hickson). Turnovers: 16 (Batum 4, Lillard 4, Aldridge 3, Hickson 2, Babbitt, Leonard, Smith). Steals: 2 (Hickson, Smith). Technical Fouls: None.

Utah 23 23 21 32 — 99

Portland 24 19 29 33 — 105

Attendance » 20,376 Time » 2:13. Officials » Bill Spooner, Kevin Cutler, Violet Palmer.

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