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Burks scores 13 as Utah Jazz beat Portland Trail Blazers 92-73 in preseason opener

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SALT LAKE CITY — Alec Burks scored 12 points and Derrick Favors added 10 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Utah Jazz to a 92-73 exhibition victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.

Utah dominated around the basket and in transition in the preseason opener for both teams. The Jazz had a 52-45 rebounding edge and a 42-28 advantage in points in the paint. Utah also led the Blazers 18-10 in fast-break points

Will Barton scored 12 points for the Blazers, and reserve Chris Kaman had 10 points and seven rebounds.

PHOTO: Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) shoots as Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert (27), of France and Trey Burke (3) defend in the first quarter during an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) shoots as Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert (27), of France and Trey Burke (3) defend in the first quarter during an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Portland shot just 34.6 percent (28 for 81) from the field, including a 3-for-19 performance from 3-point range.

The Jazz held the Blazers without a field goal for the final 7:39 of the first half and for a stretch lasting nearly six minutes midway through the third quarter.

The teams play again in Portland on Thursday night.

NOTES: Jazz rookie forward Rodney Hood did not play because of right hip flexor strain. He is day to day. ... All five Utah starters scored in double figures while none of the Portland starters scored more than nine points.

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