L.A. Lakers 96, Utah 85

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 1, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #71 Rodney Mott, #22 Bill Spooner, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 19911

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 22 20 29 25 96
Utah 28 20 16 21 85

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 55-20 29-8 26-12 W9
Utah 36-40 20-19 16-21 L7

Recap


Kobe Bryant scored 21 points and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers continued their extraordinary post-All-Star Game roll by winning their ninth consecutive game, 96-85 over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
 
The Lakers (55-20) are 17-1 since the All-Star Break and have pulled to just 1½ games behind the struggling San Antonio Spurs (57-19), losers of six straight, for first place in the West.
 
Pau Gasol had 16 points and nine rebounds, Lamar Odom scored 16, Derek Fisher had 15 and Andrew Bynum 11.
 
Los Angeles was playing without forward Matt Barnes, who served a one-game suspension as part of an altercation Thursday night against Dallas.
 
C.J. Miles led Utah with 24 points, Al Jefferson had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Paul Millsap scored 16.
 
The Jazz (36-40) were without guards Raja Bell, Devin Harris and Ronnie Price, forward Andrei Kirilenko and center Mehmet Okur.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Utah
Kobe Bryant 21 Scoring C.J. Miles 24
Steve Blake 4 Assists Al Jefferson 5
Pau Gasol 9 Rebounds Al Jefferson 10
Kobe Bryant 7 Free Throws Made C.J. Miles 8
Steve Blake 1 Steals Paul Millsap 3
Andrew Bynum 3 Blocks Derrick Favors 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 96 47.9 7-18 21-30 18 39 5 2 10
Utah 85 41.5 2-10 15-18 15 44 6 5 14

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Sacramento. The Jazz have a W/L % of .472 after a win and .475 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Denver. The Lakers have a W/L % of .796 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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