Utah 103, L.A. Lakers 99

Date - Sunday, March 18, 2012 9:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #32 Eddie F. Rush, #79 Kevin Scott
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 23 22 30 28 103
L.A. Lakers 20 24 25 30 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 0-0 0-0 0-0 W3
L.A. Lakers 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1


: Paul Millsap went for 24 points and nine rebounds and Alec Burks came off the bench to hit some big shots in the fourth quarter as Utah moved a game over .500 and snapped Los Angeles’ five-game winning streak.

Burks scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and Enes Kanter added 17 points and eight rebounds off the bench for the Jazz, who improved the second-worst road record in the Western Conference to 6-16.

The win moved Utah (23-22) within one-half game of the Houston Rockets (24-22) for the No. 8 spot in the West.

It was tied, 78-78, with 9:30 left in the fourth quarter when the Jazz began to surge. Burks scored seven points during an 11-1 run over the next 2:40 that put Utah in control.

Burks had an answer for three straight Lakers baskets to keep the Jazz up, 97-90 with 2:00 to play.

Los Angeles made one last push, drawing to within 102-99, when Kobe Bryant converted a three-point play with 33 seconds left. But Bryant missed a tying 3-point attempt with 1.9 seconds on the clock and Millsap split a pair of free throws to finish it off.

Bryant finished with 15 points on 3-of-20 shooting. Andrew Bynum led the Lakers with 33 points and 11 rebounds.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Los Angeles committed 24 turnovers, with stars Bryant (seven), Bynum (five) and Pau Gasol (five) accounting for most of the sloppy play. … The Lakers dropped two games behind San Antonio for the No. 2 spot in the West. … Utah was without starting C Al Jefferson due to a family funeral.

Top Game Performances

Utah   L.A. Lakers
Paul Millsap 24 Scoring Andrew Bynum 33
Devin Harris 9 Assists Matt Barnes 6
Derrick Favors 10 Rebounds Andrew Bynum 11
Enes Kanter 5 Free Throws Made Andrew Bynum 9
Paul Millsap 5 Steals Kobe Bryant 2
Paul Millsap 2 Blocks Andrew Bynum 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 103 47.3 2-10 15-22 28 41 4 12 13
L.A. Lakers 99 45.2 2-13 31-40 24 45 6 6 24

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Lakers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Jazz have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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