PORTLAND — The Portland Trail Blazers appeared powerless to stop C.J. Miles.

PORTLAND — The Portland Trail Blazers appeared powerless to stop C.J. Miles.

The reserve small forward came seemingly from nowhere to hit five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter — four of them from 26 feet and beyond — and the Utah Jazz came back to bury the Blazers 103-94 Saturday night.

"(The basket) looked as big as me throwing a rock in a lake," marveled Miles, who scored 17 of his 25 points in the final quarter and made a career-high seven 3-pointers. "Only once or twice since I have been in the NBA have I been able to shoot the ball and just start backpedaling. That's how I felt in the second half."

Al Jefferson had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Jazz, who have been the NBA's best comeback team this season, with six fourth-quarter comeback wins. Paul Millsap had 15 points and six rebounds.

Utah trailed from the middle of the first quarter until the middle of the fourth, when Miles put them ahead 82-80 with his fourth 3-pointer. He hit three more as the Jazz pulled away from the stunned Blazers. LaMarcus Aldridge made a 20-footer to make it 94-92, but Utah went on an 11-2 run from there.

"I think sometimes the home team tightens up a little bit," said Utah assistant Phil Johnson, who was leading the Jazz for the second night, with Jerry Sloan attending a family member's funeral. "I really believe that when a team is coming back on you like that it is hard to withstand."

Aldridge had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who have dropped five in a row to Utah. Wesley Matthews had 16 points in place of injured All-Star Brandon Roy. Andre Miller had 15 points and nine assists.

Matthews started for the third game in place of Roy, who was resting his ailing right knee. The Blazers lured Matthews from the Jazz this offseason as a restricted free agent after a successful rookie season that was surprising because he went undrafted coming out of Marquette.

The 6-foot-5 guard scored a career-high 30 points against Memphis on Tuesday, and had 20 points and 10 rebounds Thursday against the Nuggets. Despite playing without Roy and after hearing the news that former No. 1 pick Greg Oden will miss the rest of the season after having his second microfracture knee surgery, Portland won both of those games. They appeared to be on their way to a third win Saturday.

"We were solid for three quarters," Matthews said. "If it had been a three-quarter game we would have been all right. We knew going into this that they've been known for comebacks. They're a tough team and we didn't just put it together for four full quarters."

Utah entered the game having won six of its last eight but off of a 1-2 homestand and was soundly beaten Friday by red-hot San Antonio.

The Jazz have made a habit of fourth-quarter comebacks. They had a stretch of five consecutive wins earlier this month after trailing in the fourth quarter, including three consecutive wins after trailing by at least 10 at halftime. That's the first time in shot-clock era that has happened.

Portland led by as m any as 11 in the second quarter, but the Jazz went on a 10-0 run to cut the lead to 41-40 on a three-point play by Millsap. The Blazers led 48-45 at the break and by eight after three quarters.

Grizzlies 97, Heat 95

At Memphis, Tenn., Rudy Gay hit a fadeaway jumper over LeBron James at the buzzer, and the Memphis Grizzlies took advantage of Dwyane Wade's absence to snap a five-game losing streak.

James tied it for the 12th time, dunking off Eddie House's steal against Gay with 5.5 seconds left. Gay came back with the winning 13-foot jumper in front of the Heat bench.

Wade sprained his left wrist Friday night.

James finished with 29 points and 11 assists, and House had a season-high 20 as the Heat lost for the first time in four games. Chris Bosh also had 20.

Mavericks 98, Hawks 93

At Atlanta, Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points, Jason Terry added 15 and Dallas snapped a two-game skid.

Hawks guard Joe Johnson couldn't shake Tyson Chandler's tight defense and misfired on a 3-point attempt that would have tied it with 2.5 seconds remaining.

Nowitzki followed with a pair of free throws to seal the victory for Dallas, which has won four of five on the road.

Thunder 82, Bucks 81

At Milwaukee, Russell Westbrook scored 18 points, making two free throws with 7.3 seconds left to lift Oklahoma City to the win.

The Thunder again were without NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant, who missed his second consecutive game with a sprained left ankle. Jeff Green was also on the sidelines for a fourth straight game — seventh overall — with a sprained left ankle.

Magic 90, Pacers 86

At Indianapolis, Jameer Nelson converted a go-ahead three-point play with 33 second left, leading the Magic to the victory.

Dwight Howard scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, helping Orlando recover from a 52-49 halftime deficit. Rashard Lewis made five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points.

The Magic trailed 86-85 when Nelson was fouled by T.J. Ford on a 10-foot jumper and converted the resulting free throw.

Howard also had 12 rebounds and blocked three shots for Orlando, which limited Indiana to 34 points in the second half. Nelson finished with 11 points.

Spurs 116, Cavaliers 92

At San Antonio, Tony Parker scored 19 points and San Antonio picked up its 10th consecutive win.

Off to their best start in franchise history, the Spurs improved their NBA-best record to 11-1 while extending their longest winning streak in nearly three years.

Bobcats 123, Suns 105

At Charlotte, N.C., Stephen Jackson had 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the first triple-double in Bobcats franchise history.

It was the second career triple-double for Jackson, whose first also came against the Suns when he was with Golden State in the 2008-09 season. He hit 10 of 13 shots and led an efficient night for the Bobcats, who also got 26 points from Boris Diaw while shooting 58 percent from the field.

Nuggets 107, Nets 103

At Denver, Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and eight rebounds, Nene scored 22 points and Denver held off New Jersey.

Brook Lopez scored 20 points to lead seven New Jersey players in double figures. Rookie Derrick Favors had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Nets.

Knicks 124, Clippers 115

At Los Angeles, Amare Stoudemire had 39 points and 11 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari scored 17 of his career high-tying 31 points in the fourth quarter, and New York completed a three-game California sweep with a victory over the league-worst Clippers.

The Knicks, who ended a six-game losing streak with consecutive road wins over the Kings and Warriors, have won three games in California on the same trip for the first time.

Rookie Blake Griffin had career highs of 44 points and seven assists while pulling down 15 rebounds for the 1-13 Clippers, off to their worst start since opening the lockout-delayed 1999 season 0-17. Eric Gordon added 25 points.