Jazz Trip The Blazers In Overtime

----- Collin Sexton scored a team-high 25 points and Keyonte George finished with 21 points and six assists as the Utah Jazz topped the Portland Trail Blazers 118-113 in overtime Saturday night at Delta Center in Salt Lake City.

The Jazz and the officials were too much for the Trail Blazers Saturday night in Salt Lake City!

Collin Sexton scored a team-high 25 points and Keyonte George added 21 points, six rebounds, and six assists as the Utah Jazz outlasted the Portland Trail Blazers in overtime to grab a 118-113 victory Saturday night in Salt Lake City.

Shaedon Shapre led Portland (6-13) with 25 points and Malcolm Brogdon added 25 points and six assists. Scoot Henderson scored a career-high 17 points and Deandre Ayton recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Trail Blazers struggled to make shots most of the night, but made a furious comeback in the fourth quarter.

The Blazers trailed 96-85 with 7:13 remaining before they started to make their push. A Brogdon three-pointer capped off a 9-0 Portland run to cut their deficit to two at 96-94 with 5:13 remaining.

Utah (7-13) pushed their lead to five at 106-101 with 2:32 remaining, but the Blazers would score the final five-points of the game including a Brogdon three-pointer with 40.1 seconds remaining to tie the game at 106-106. Toumani Camara would block a Sexton shot at the buzzer to force overtime.

In the overtime period, Portland led 111-108 with 3:39 remaining on a Sharpe three, but Jazz closed the game on a 10-2 run to get the win.

The Blazers were victims of some questionable calls by the officials in the final moments. With the game tied at 113-113, Sharpe was called for a loose ball foul after going up for a rebound when it appeared Sexton had flopped on the play. The call led to a Omer Yurtseven dunk to give Utah a 115-113 lead with 1:14 remaining.

On Portland's next possession, Simone Fontecchio blocked Sharpe 's five-foot driving layup when there appeared to be a lot of contact. John Collins grabbed the ball off the block and was fouled. He nailed two free throws to put the Jazz up four at 117-113.

The chaos resulted in Blazers Coach Chauncey Billups expressing his frustration to referee Sean Wright.

The loss dropped Portland to 2-2 on their current road trip.

Up Next- The Trail Blazers will travel to San Francisco to meet the Warriors on Wednesday evening. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 PM.

Chad's Take- Sean Wright obviously has an issue with Chauncey Billups. Great comeback effort thwarted by the officials.

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