The Utah Jazz held the Portland Trail Blazers to the lowest point total in NBA playoff history - 64 points - and advanced to the second round with a 102-64 victory.
Karl Malone had 25 points and 10 rebounds and John Stockton added 21 points and 11 assists as Utah won the best-of-5 series 3-2.The Jazz, who blew an early 2-0 lead in the series, advanced to play San Antonio in the next round.
The Trail Blazers came out flat and remained that way, scoring just 12 points in both the first and second quarters as they fell behind by 22 points at halftime. Portland managed just 14 points in the third quarter and fell behind by as many as 40 in the final period.
The 64 points broke the playoff record-low of 68 set by the New York Knicks on May 15, 1994, at Indiana. Portland also supplanted the Los Angeles Lakers' record 28-point first half on April 7, 1974, at Milwaukee.
Malone, who went just 4-for-16 from the field Wednesday night as the Trail Blazers knotted the series 2-2, went 11-of-21 in Game 5. Stockton was 7-of-11. Jeff Hornacek added 11 points and seven rebounds and Bryon Russell had 10 points and eight boards.
Portland's so-called "Double-S" attack of Rod Strickland and Arvydas Sabonis, who scored 27 and 25 points, respectively, in Game 4, managed just 10 and 14 Sunday.
Strickland was just 5-of-16 and Sabonis was 6-of-16 as the Blazers shot 33 percent. Utah, which shot 46 percent Sunday, also outrebounded Portland for the first time in the series, 54-33.
Down 22 midway, it only got worse for Portland in the second half. Stockton's 3-pointer at the third quarter's 9:38 mark made it 53-28, and the Jazz closed out the period with an 11-2 run to lead 70-38 going into the fourth quarter.
With their reserves on the floor, the Jazz led by 35 points on Antoine Carr's driving dunk three minutes into the final period. Stockton's 19-foot jumper with 5:35 to go made it 91-53, and Utah had its biggest margin - 40 points - on Greg Foster's foul shot with 45 seconds left.
The Jazz led 14-6 to open the contest, with Malone - who would finish the first quarter with 10 - scoring eight of those points. Portland cut its deficit to 18-12 on Chris Dudley's tip-in just before the horn.
The Jazz had 12 of the second period's first 14 points, leading 30-14 on Chris Morris' 3-pointer - his second trey in the run.
A jumber by Malone and Stockton's 3-pointer with 2:52 left in the first half gave Utah a 20-point advantage, and Russell's breakaway dunk made it 46-24 at halftime.
Notes: Utah went 27-of-37 at the foul line. Portland was 8-of-11. ... The Jazz blocked 12 shots to Portland's three, with reserve center Greg Ostertag getting five of them ... Sunday's game concluded the fourth playoff matchup between Utah and Portland. The Jazz won the first postseason series 3-1 in 1988's first round, and Portland took the next two - beating Utah 4-1 and 4-2 in the 1990 Western Conference semifinals and the 1992 Finals.