Andrei Kirilenko’s all around game powered the Utah Jazz and ended Portland Trailblazers’ magnificent 13 game winning streak. Kirilenko had 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists as the Jazz handed the Blazers their first defeat in 14 games. Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 9 rebounds while Deron Williams added 18 points and 8 assists. Jazz newcomer Kyle Korver was a hit in his first game for the Utah squad. Korver scored 11 points off the bench and received a standing ovation when he first entered the game in the second period.
Lamarcus Aldridge posted game-high 36 points for the Blazers but had little help from their starting five. Brandon Roy was the only other starter who scored in double digits with 17 points. Reserves James Jones and Travis Outlaw had 15 and 11 points respectively. Blazers head coach Nate McMillan attended a family funeral and was not with the team when their winning streak ended.