ANAHEIM (AP) – Gordon Hayward scored 16 points to lead a balanced offense and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 119-86, in a preseason game Thursday night.
Kobe Bryant had 27 points on 10 for 23 in 28 minutes for the Lakers (1-3). Carlos Boozer scored 17 points, and Jordan Hill finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds.READ MORE: Five Arrested After Wild Pursuit Ends With Car Crashing Into Pole, Flipping Over
Los Angeles played without 40-year-old Steve Nash after he hurt his back carrying bags Wednesday at his Manhattan Beach home. Ronnie Price took his place and had eight points in 27 minutes. Jeremy Lin also sat out with a sprained left ankle.READ MORE: Pasadena Unified School District Parents Voice Concerns About Return To Classrooms, Vaccines, Testing
The Jazz outscored the Lakers by six points while Bryant was on the court.
Utah led 56-35 at halftime, and the Lakers got no closer than 17 the rest of the way. Jack Cooley’s layup extended the Jazz’s lead to 101-71 with 7:22 remaining.MORE NEWS: LA Community College District Board Mandates Vaccinations, Masks
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)