Uta 16 32 20 28 96
LAL 27 10 23 19 79
Date of game: 2/11/2014

Recap: LA Lakers vs. Utah

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Alec Burks scored 24 points in 29-plus minutes off the bench to lead the Utah Jazz past the injury-ridden Los Angeles Lakers 96-79 on Tuesday.

Gordon Hayward totaled 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as Utah avoided a letdown following its surprising win over the Heat on Saturday.

"Everybody was aggressive tonight. We picked up the pace and got some stops," Burks said.

Chris Kaman led Los Angeles with 25 points and 14 boards, but it wasn't enough as the club dropped its sixth straight at home -- tying a dubious franchise record.

The already-hobbled Lakers saw Steve Nash, playing his fourth game after missing 39 because of a nerve problem in his back, aggravate the injury in the second quarter and miss the entire second half.

Steve Blake and Kendall Marshall also tweaked injuries for the Lakers, who were within six, 75-69, early in the fourth before Utah pulled away with a 10-3 run.

Burks' layup off one of Los Angeles' 11 turnovers capped the stretch, and the visitors poured it on over the final four minutes.

The Lakers dominated the first quarter with a 19-0 run but followed up their fast start by scoring just 10 points the entire second frame.

The cold stretch caused LA's 27-16 lead to quickly evaporate.

Utah went in front at 32-30 on a Hayward bucket with 4:19 to go before halftime, and seven consecutive points in the final minute -- the last two on Hayward free throws after he was fouled with 0.1 seconds on the clock -- sent Utah into the break with a 48-37 advantage.

"The second quarter killed us. We started off great shooting the ball, then we hit a period where we couldn't hit shots, and it continued the rest of the game," Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni said.

The big swings continued in the third, and although the Jazz went the first six-plus minutes without a field goal, they still never gave up the lead.

LA was within one, 53-52, and never got over the hump. Utah scored the final six points of the quarter and took a 68-60 edge to the fourth.

Game Notes

Burks made seven free throws, two fewer than the entire Lakers team ... Jeremy Evans chipped in with 14 points, while Derrick Favors recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz ... Wesley Johnson was second on the Lakers in scoring with 15 points ... The Jazz were 3-12 in their previous 15 as the visitor in this series.

Two Payton Award winners on Hall of Fame ballot

Former Walter Payton Award winners Archie Amerson and Michael Payton are among the FCS players eligible for induction into the 2015 class of the College Football Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: NASCAR's elite eight move on

The Eliminator Round in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, with the playoff field now trimmed to eight drivers.

Polian, Wolf named Pro Football HOF finalists

Former NFL general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class under the newly-created contributors category.

Thunder exercise options on Lamb, Adams, Roberson, and Jones

The Oklahoma City Thunder exercised club options on guard Jeremy Lamb, center Steven Adams and forwards Andre Roberson and Perry Jones on Tuesday.

Wild, Coyle agree to 5-year extension

The Minnesota Wild moved to lock up another of their young core on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with center Charlie Coyle on a five-year contract extension.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.