Utah Jazz guard Collin Sexton (2) shoots while guarded by Portland Trail Blazers forward Jabari Walker, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Isaac Hale)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Collin Sexton scored a season-high 25 points, Keyonte George had a career-high 20 points to go with six rebounds and six assists and the Utah Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-113 in overtime Saturday night.
John Collins added 18 points, and Omer Yurtseven had a season-high 15 rebounds. Utah beat Portland at home for the second time this season.
Malcolm Brogdon and Shaedon Sharpe had 25 points each for Portland. Scoot Henderson added a career-high 17.
Brogdon bookended a 9-0 run with a layup and 3-pointer to cut Utah’s lead to 96-94 midway through the fourth quarter. Sexton stopped the spurt with three free throws. Portland made another push and tied it at 106 on Brogdon’s 3-pointer with 41 seconds left in regulation.
Toumani Camara blocked Sexton’s potential winning layup at the buzzer to force overtime.
Yurtseven put Utah back ahead for good in overtime when he threw down a putback dunk with 1:14 remaining, giving the Jazz a 115-113 lead.
Trail Blazers: At Golden State on Wednesday night.
Jazz: At Dallas on Wednesday night.
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