SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points, including several key late baskets, and the Portland Trail Blazers hung on for a 96-91 decision over Utah Monday.
Aldridge connected on a key hook shot with 5 minutes left after the Jazz had threatened by pulling to within 79-76 following Al Jefferson's jumper.
Andre Miller followed it up by driving in for a layup for a seven-point Blazers lead with less than 3 minutes remaining in the game.
Miller ended with 17 points, Wesley Matthews added 14 and Rudy Fernandez chipped in with 13 more as Portland posted its fourth win in five games.
The battered Blazers got more bad news on the injury front. Already without Joel Przybilla and Brandon Roy, they lost forward Marcus Camby with a badly sprained ankle.
The Jazz were led by Deron Williams, who went 6-of-8 from 3-point territory en route to 31 points.