Rip City is back! The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Utah Jazz 98-89 Monday night in the exhibition opener at home.
Damian Lillard finished with 16 points and five assists, Allen Crabbe had 15 points and four assists and CJ McCollum added 11 points and five assists for the Blazers.
Expectations are high after last season's playoff run.
The Blazers continue their exhibition season with another home game on Friday night at 7 p.m. against the Phoenix Suns.