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Jazz roaring on defense as Blazers visit

It has taken a while longer than expected, but Utah has become the defensive monster everyone expected to see after the Jazz dominated on that end of the court last season.

During January, the Jazz lead the NBA with a 101.7 defensive rating. Utah is averaging 39.6 defensive rebounds, 7.0 steals, and 6.3 blocks per game. The Jazz are limiting opponents to a league best 9.7 second-chance points per game in January and just 10.8 fast-break points per game in the same stretch.

It's a major reason why Utah enters Monday's clash with the visiting Portland Trail Blazers riding a six-game winning streak.

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Leaders
Points: Damian Lillard26.1
Rebounds: Jusuf Nurkic10.4
Assists: Damian Lillard6.1
FG%: Jusuf Nurkic50.8%
Steals: Jusuf Nurkic1.09
Blocks: Jusuf Nurkic1.45
Defense (Rank)
Points: 110.1 (14)
Rebounds: 43.9 (9)
Assists: 23.3 (9)
FG%: 45.6% (12)
FT%: 75.1% (5)
3P%: 36.8% (26)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 112.5 (12)
Rebounds: 48.1 (3)
Assists: 22.3 (25)
FG%: 46.0% (14)
FT%: 81.5% (3)
3P%: 35.8% (12)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Denver 31 14 .689 --
Oklahoma City 27 18 .600 4.0
Portland 28 19 .596 4.0
Utah 26 21 .553 6.0
Minnesota 22 24 .478 9.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/13/2018 Gary Payton II Waived
10/13/2018 Cameron Oliver Waived
10/13/2018 Chinanu Onuaku Waived
9/5/2018 Cameron Oliver Signed as Free Agent
9/5/2018 Chinanu Onuaku Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
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