Utah 87, L.A. Lakers 90

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - # Nick Buchert, #38 Michael Smith, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 19642

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
L.A. Lakers 26 15 25 12 12 90
Utah 23 19 19 17 9 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 8-4 7-1 1-3 W4
Utah 6-4 5-1 1-3 L1

Recap


Kobe Bryant scored 40 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to their first road win of the season, a 90-87 overtime victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

The Lakers (8-4) put an end to Utah's five-game home winning streak.

Bryant - who scored 48 on Tuesday - had 20 points by halftime and 31 through three quarters, making 11 of 19 shots to that point.

Bryant didn't score again until 2:31 remaining in regulation for a 76-71 Lakers lead. Utah (6-4) tied the score at 76 on two free throws and a 3-pointer by Josh Howard.

Bryant sank a jumper but Paul Millsap answered with a tip-in with 21.4 seconds remaining, and Bryant missed a long jumper from the right wing with one second left that would have given the Lakers the win.

Millsap took over early in overtime with two steals, a slam and 20-foot jumper for a four-point Utah lead. After Bryant and Josh Howard traded 3-pointers, Pau Gasol made two free throws and buried a 3-pointer on a feed from Bryant for an 86-85 lead.

Bryant sealed things a short time later with two free throws.

Gasol added 14 points and 11 boards in the victory.

Millsap led Utah (6-4) with 29 points and nine rebounds. Howard scored 18 and Al Jefferson had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Utah
Kobe Bryant 40 Scoring Paul Millsap 29
Derek Fisher 7 Assists Devin Harris 5
Pau Gasol 11 Rebounds Al Jefferson 11
Kobe Bryant 11 Free Throws Made Josh Howard 4
Matt Barnes 1 Steals Paul Millsap 3
Andrew Bynum 5 Blocks Al Jefferson 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 90 42.7 4-9 16-19 17 46 6 5 17
Utah 87 38.7 4-14 11-16 22 46 4 7 11

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Jazz have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Lakers have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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