Donyell Marshall scored 25 points and Karl Malone added 24 as Utah coasted to a 93-85 victory over the Trail Blazers.
The Jazz (11-12) have won five of their last six to close within one game of .500. They also moved over the break-even point at home with an 8-7 record.
"It was a good win, especially after the loss we had the other day," said Utah coach Jerry Sloan, referring to Wednesday's 98-87 setback to the Minnesota Timberwolves. "To come back and try to get back on the right track, I think that's the most important thing you can do."
Malone scored just 14 points and committed eight turnovers in Utah's 101-83 loss at Portland on November 6.
Friday's contest was not as close as the final indicated as Portland sliced into a 21-point deficit after the outcome was decided. Utah opened an 82-61 lead on Greg Ostertag's layup with 7:19 left.
"What was the difference?," Utah guard John Starks said. "Energy. In the game before, in the second half we didn't come out with any energy and we didn't sustain that for the entire game. Tonight, I thought from start to finish we sustained that great play."
Things started badly for Portland when second-leading scorer Bonzi Wells did not dress due to inflammation in his left knee and only got worse. The Blazers led early, but Portland opened a 26-13 lead after the first quarter and never trailed thereafter.
"We didn't do a good job on the boards tonight," Portland center Dale Davis said. "They really beat us to the offensive boards and got a lot of loose balls and offensive shots."
The Jazz held a 48-31 rebounding edge, including an 18-10 advantage on the offensive boards. Malone led Utah with 13 rebounds.
"I thought our defense and rebounding was good right from the start," said Utah guard John Stockton, who scored 13 points. "Karl kept our intensity up throughout the game. He was tough in there, especially with his rebounds."
Rasheed Wallace scored 18 points for Portland, which did not get its first second-chance points until Zach Randolph followed in his own miss with 4:43 remaining in the fourth quarter.
As an indication of how things went for the Blazers, Randolph accidently elbowed teammate Rick Brunson while fighting for the offensive rebound. Brunson fell to the floor and had to be taken to the locker room for stitches under his right eye.
Portland also played without forward Scottie Pippen, who is sidelined with a sprained right knee and is listed as day-to-day.
"Anytime you have Scottie Pippen and Bonzi Wells sitting on your bench your team is not going to be as good," Sloan said.
Portland shot 45 percent (32-of-71) from the field and missed all five 3-point attempts. The Blazers also hurt themselves from the line, making just 21-of-31 free throws.
"I thought we ran our plays," Portland coach Maurice Cheecks said. "We ran our offense. We couldn't make shots. Every time we got fouled and got to the foul line, we couldn't make our foul shots. I don't think it was a case of us not executing."
Utah opened a 35-16 lead on Marshall's dunk with 9:06 left in the first half before Portland ripped a 16-3 spurt to close to 38-32 on Davis' foul shot with 4:24 left in the half.
But the Jazz got the lead back up to 47-34 on Stockton's layup with 1:42 left and settled for a 50-40 advantage at the half.
"We got a little winded out there," Portland forward Shawn Kemp said. "By the time we got back from 19, they just kicked it up another notch and hit some jump shots and got Karl involved."
Malone scored 16 points in the second half after being held to eight in the first 24 minutes. But the first time in eight games he did not lead the Jazz in scoring.
"Karl's been shooting the ball really well," Sloan said. "When he gets the a good straight look at the basket, he's shot the ball about as well as you could ask anybody to shoot it."