Jazz Avenge Loss With 111-97 Win Over Lakers in Rematch – NBC Los Angeles
Jordan Clarkson scored 22 factors, Joe Ingles added 21 with 5 3-pointers and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-97 Monday night time, splitting their collection with the defending NBA champs.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 factors as NBA-leading Utah avenged the Lakers’ 127-115 time beyond regulation victory on Saturday night time. The Jazz rested Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley Jr. and Derrick Favors within the first recreation on the second night time of a back-to-back set, however all three returned for the rematch at Staples Middle.
“We nonetheless have a number of work to do, however I believe we will compete with any workforce on this league,” Favors mentioned. “I believe we’re going to see this workforce once more down the highway, so we simply wished to do the issues we wanted to get a win.”
Main scorer Donovan Mitchell remains to be out for Utah, whereas LeBron James and Anthony Davis are nonetheless out for Los Angeles.
Talen Horton-Tucker scored a career-high 24 factors for the Lakers, who dropped to 7-9 with out each of their superstars and 14-16 since Davis went down on Valentine’s Day.
“These guys are pretty much as good as anybody within the league with the read-drive offense,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel mentioned of the Jazz. “They’re affected person. They search for nice photographs on the rim or nice photographs on the perimeter. In the event that they don’t have it, they work the possession till they get it. That’s why their document is what it’s, and clearly we weren’t adequate tonight.”
Kyle Kuzma scored all of his 17 factors within the first three quarters for Los Angeles, and Dennis Schröder had 15 factors and 6 assists. The Lakers have alternated wins and losses for 12 consecutive video games since March 28.
“I believe we type of gave in just a little bit,” Kuzma mentioned. “On the offensive finish, photographs actually didn’t fall, and a few unhealthy possessions led to an absence of effort on the defensive finish — guys getting open 3s, Rudy getting a few dunks, guys getting downhill just a little bit simpler.”
Clarkson hit 9 of his 14 photographs and Ingles went 8 for 11 towards the NBA’s high defensive workforce for Utah, which by no means trailed in its fifth victory in seven video games. The Jazz doubled their halftime result in 20 factors within the third quarter with 13 from Ingles, who hit three 3-pointers in that stretch.
“I believed we got here out with a superb focus at the start of the sport,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder mentioned. “Any time we play a workforce and we construct just a little little bit of a lead, we all know they’re going to lift their stage. That is a superb efficiency for us.”
Jazz: Ersan Ilyasova sat out with hamstring tightness.
Lakers: Davis is probably going just some days away from his return, coach Frank Vogel mentioned. The All-NBA huge man has missed 30 video games with a strained calf. Davis is presently build up his conditioning. Kuzma mentioned Davis had “higher play” this week: “It has been an extended two, three months.” … James is doing “gentle work” on the court docket, Vogel mentioned, however his return will not be imminent. James has missed 16 straight video games since spraining his ankle March 20. … Marc Gasol was out there, however he sat out his second straight recreation after breaking a ligament in his left pinky finger final Thursday.
The Lakers’ 42 factors within the first half had been their second-fewest of the season. They by no means led for the second time of their final three residence video games, following a wire-to-wire loss to Boston final week.
Jazz: At Rockets on Wednesday.
Lakers: At Mavericks on Thursday.