Blake Griffin scored a season-high 40 points, overcoming early foul trouble and a career-worst eight turnovers to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 98-90 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
Derrick Favors had 18 points and 14 rebounds and made a putback dunk with 2.1 seconds remaining to lift the Utah Jazz to a 105-103 victory over the depleted Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
Lakers center Pau Gasol has been ruled out against the Utah Jazz, further weakening an already depleted lineup for Los Angeles.
Lakers center Pau Gasol, who is day-to-day, did not travel to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Jazz as he‘s still ailing from an upper respiratory infection. Gasol, who will miss the second game of the season, is coming off a descent game against the Miami Heat on Christmas Day by scoring 12 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.
Steve Blake scored 13 of his 19 points in the third quarter, Pau Gasol and Nick Young each had 16, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 111-106 Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
Jordan Farmar scored 13 of his 20 points during a 3:17 span of the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers got double-digit scoring from three other reserves en route to a 108-94 preseason victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.
The Utah Jazz have drafted UCLA guard Shabazz Muhammad with the 14th overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday night.
Zach Randolph had 25 points and 19 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies ended Utah’s playoff hopes with an 86-70 victory over the Jazz on Wednesday.
Al Jefferson had 22 points and eight rebounds to help Utah keep its playoff hopes alive with a 96-80 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Stephen Curry had 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds on a sprained right ankle, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Lakers 109-103 on Monday night.
James Harden had 29 points and the Rockets improved their positioning in the Western Conference playoff race with a 100-93 win over the Utah Jazz.
Lakers center Dwight Howard has been cleared to play against the Utah Jazz Friday night at Staples Center after re-aggravating his right shoulder Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Having wrapped up December with just the third 16-0 month in NBA history, the Los Angeles Clippers face tough challenges starting the new year.
Chris Paul scored 29 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 19-point deficit in the third quarter to beat the Utah Jazz 116-114 on Friday night, stretching their winning streak to 16 games.
Kobe Bryant and the rest of the Lakers, who shot 33 percent, had horrific night in shooting and fall to the Utah Jazz 95-86