L.A. Lakers 102, Utah 84

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 25, 2013 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #18 Matt Boland, #10 Ron Garretson
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 19 18 26 21 84
L.A. Lakers 26 21 25 30 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 23-20 14-4 9-16 L1
L.A. Lakers 18-25 13-10 5-15 W1

Recap

Lakers 102, Jazz 84: Dwight Howard had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Kobe Bryant fell one rebound short of a triple-double as host Los Angeles snapped a four-game losing streak.

Bryant had 14 points, a season-best 14 assists and nine rebounds while making a balanced attack the priority. Metta World Peace scored 17 points, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash added 15 points apiece and the Lakers had a 45-30 rebounding advantage while winning for only the third time in 13 games.

Derrick Favors scored 14 points, Gordon Hayward added 13 and Al Jefferson had 12 as Utah had a four-game winning streak halted.

The Lakers scored the first seven points and were up 15-4 just over four minutes into the contest. Los Angeles led 47-37 at halftime but Utah crept within 67-63 on Randy Foye’s 3-pointer with 1:20 left in the third quarter.

Los Angeles tallied the next nine points to take a 13-point advantage one minute into the fourth quarter. Back-to-back baskets by Bryant boosted the lead to 92-74 with 5:20 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gasol was 7-of-8 from the field. … Utah was just 3-of-14 from 3-point range. … Bryant’s career high for assists is 15 against Washington on Feb. 12, 2002.

Top Game Performances

Utah   L.A. Lakers
Derrick Favors 14 Scoring Dwight Howard 17
Jamaal Tinsley 6 Assists Kobe Bryant 14
Al Jefferson 7 Rebounds Dwight Howard 13
Derrick Favors 4 Free Throws Made Steve Nash 2
Paul Millsap 4 Steals Kobe Bryant 3
Alec Burks 1 Blocks Dwight Howard 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 84 42.0 3-14 13-16 16 30 4 14 10
L.A. Lakers 102 53.8 9-21 7-13 26 45 3 7 18

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Lakers have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Jazz have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .526 after a loss.