George Hill added 12 points and Rudy Gobert chipped in nine
points, 13 rebounds and a season-high six blocked shots for the
Jazz. Utah (30-18) snapped a two-game losing streak and swept
the four-game season series with Los Angeles for the first time.
Lou Williams scored 20 points while Jordan Clarkson and Ivica
Zubac added 16 apiece to lead the Lakers. Los Angeles (16-34)
lost for the eighth time in nine games.
The Jazz wasted no time surging in front early. Utah scored 10
unanswered points, culminating in a thunderous dunk from Gobert,
to take a 10-2 lead.
Los Angeles cut the deficit to 14-12 on a pair of 3-pointers
from Young. Utah answered with a 9-2 run -- fueled by
back-to-back baskets from Alec Burks -- to extend its lead to
23-14 in the final minute of the opening quarter.
Los Angeles uncorked another rally. The Lakers took a 29-27 lead
on back-to-back baskets from Larry Nance Jr. and Zubac. However,
Utah surged back ahead on a corner 3-pointer from Burks and a
put-back layup from Gobert.
The Jazz built back to an eight-point lead, going up 41-33 on a
driving layup from Boris Diaw with 3:13 left before halftime.
Utah could not dig a bigger hole for Los Angeles, though,
because of poor shooting. The Jazz shot just 7 of 22 (31.8
percent) from the field in the second quarter.
It opened the door for another Lakers rally. Los Angeles surged
ahead behind a trio of baskets from Timofey Mozgov. His final
one, a dunk, put the Lakers up 56-52. Utah did not trail for
The Jazz raced back in front behind an 16-0 run. Hayward fueled
the run with a 3-pointer and back-to-back dunks -- the second
one set up by Joe Ingles' steal. Ingles capped it all off with a
3-pointer, giving Utah a 68-56 lead with 1:04 remaining in the
Los Angeles twice cut it to four in the fourth quarter, the
second time on a steal and layup from Clarkson that trimmed
Utah's lead to 85-81 with 2:27 left. Hill buried his only
3-pointer of the night on the other end to stop the Lakers from
closing the gap further.
Hayward and Diaw each added a pair of free throws to put Utah up
93-82 with 1:04 remaining.
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