Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke, right, goes to the basket as Portland Trail Blazers forward Mason Plumlee (24) defends during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Rick Bowmer
October 12, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Meyers Leonard scored 19 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 88-81 in preseason action Monday night.

The Blazers improved to 2-2 despite Damian Lillard sitting with a left ankle injury.

Both teams struggled offensively as the Trail Blazers shot 39 percent from the field. The Jazz (2-2) made only 31 percent of their shots.

Al-Farouz Aminu finished with 15 points for the Blazers. CJ McCollum scored 16, but was 6 for 21 from the field and was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul.

Alec Burks scored 19 and Rodney Hood added 13 for the Jazz.

Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert combined to score just 22 points on 6 for 28 shooting for Utah.

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