Kobe Bryant scored 40 points and Andrew Bynum blocked Al Jefferson’s shot with 1.9 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 90-87 victory over Utah on Wednesday night, ending the Jazz’s winning streak at five.
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown has secured his first victory with his new team, as the Lakers (1-2) crushed the Utah Jazz (0-1) 96- 71 on Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
The two-time defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers have announced the preseason schedule for the 2011-12 season, along with ticket purchase information. The eight-game preseason slate includes games against the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers.
Rookie Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 22 points and hit the go-ahead free throw with 6 seconds to play, and the Utah Jazz snapped an eight-game losing streak with an 86-85 victory over the sleepwalking Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 21 points, Lamar Odom added 16 and the Los Angeles Lakers erased a 17-point first-half deficit Friday night to beat Utah 96-85 and eliminate the Jazz from the playoff race.
Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Lakers will be forced to miss the game against the Utah Jazz after a one-game suspension by the NBA, announced by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive VP, and Basketball Operations.
Utah Jazz starters Andrei Kirilenko, Devin Harris and Raja Bell already have been ruled out for Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers because of various leg injuries.
Kobe Bryant scored 21 points in three quarters and the Los Angeles Lakers led all the way in defeating Utah 120-91 Tuesday night, handing the Jazz their fifth straight loss overall and on the road.
Coming off two fantastic offensive performances, the Utah Jazz felt good about themselves heading into a five-game road trip.
Al Jefferson had 31 points and 10 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-95 Wednesday night, winning their fourth straight on the road.
The Utah Jazz continue to be inconsistent at home. Fortunately for them, their next two games are on the road, where they’ve played very well.
Deron Williams had 26 points and nine assists, and the Utah Jazz got significant contributions from reserves C.J. Miles and Francisco Elson down the stretch to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-97 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.
Deron Williams scored 29 points and Andrei Kirilenko grabbed two key rebounds late as the Utah Jazz rallied from a 19-point first-half deficit for a 102-96 win over a Los Angeles Lakers team that swept them out of the playoffs last season.
The Utah Jazz have lost all three home games against teams that made the playoffs last season. They’d really like to get their first such win against the team that has knocked them out of the postseason three straight years.
Rookie Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and the Utah Jazz shrugged off a 19-point third quarter by Kobe Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 99-94 on Sunday night and run their preseason record to 6-0.