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Utah Jazz: A near-perfect December

Published January 1, 2008 2:45 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2008, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Portland's 13-game winning streak ended Monday night:

Dec. 3 at Memphis W, 106-105

Travis Outlaw's jumper at the buzzer gives Blazers their first road victory.

Dec. 6 vs. Miami W, 112-106

Blazers nearly blow a 16-point lead, but Brandon Roy scores 25 points.

Dec. 9 vs. Milw. W, 117-113, OT

Bucks lead by six with two minutes left regulation and by four late in OT.

Dec. 11 at Utah W, 97-89

Martell Webster scores a career-high 25; Utah shoots only 38.2 percent.

Dec. 12 vs. Golden State W, 105-95

LaMarcus Aldridge is hurt but Joel Pryzbilla has 15 points, 10 rebounds.

Dec. 14 vs. Utah W, 99-91

Roy finishes with 29 points; Utah goes 0-for-13 from the three-point line.

Dec. 16 at Denver W, 116-105

Channing Frye scores a season-high 20; first win in Denver since 2003.

Dec. 17 vs. New Orleans W, 88-76

Hornets shoot 34 percent and don't score for six minutes in the fourth.

Dec. 19 vs. Toronto W, 101-96

Aldridge returns from foot injury; Blazers overcome late seven-point

deficit.

Dec. 21 vs. Denver W, 99-96

A 16-2 run at the start of the fourth quarter helps Portland beat the

Nuggets.

Dec. 25 vs. Seattle W, 89-79

They shoot 38 percent, but Roy (17) and Frye (12) lead a balanced attack.

Dec. 28 vs. Minnesota W, 109-98

Blazers squander most of a 19-point lead against four-win Timberwolves.

Dec. 30 vs. Philadelphia W, 97-72

They bury the 76ers with 18 straight points at the start of the fourth

quarter.

Dec. 31 at Utah L, 111-101

The streak ends as the Blazers are outrebounded 40-31 and outscored in the paint 62-22.