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Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Paul Millsap scored 24 points, Mo Williams added 22 and the Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 117-110 on Sunday night for their third straight victory.
Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 34 points, making 12 of 14 free throws, as they fell to 4-7 in their last 11 games.
Al Jefferson and reserves Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter added 14 points each for the Jazz, which improved to 4-9 on the road in ending a two-game skid away from home.
The Lakers never led in the second half while losing their second in a row. They trailed by three to start the fourth quarter only to get outscored 20-8 and fall behind by 15. Hayward had seven points and Kanter six in Utah's spurt.
Bryant, who shot 9 of 24 while playing 43 minutes, engineered one last charge. He had seven points in a 17-7 run that got the Lakers to 115-110 with 1:10 to play. But he missed two 3-pointers in the final 33 seconds.
Jordan Hill added 17 points and Jodie Meeks 16 off the Lakers' bench.
BEST OF MAXIM
Paul Millsap is a beast. Always has been.
He dropped 24 on the Lakers last night and offered his two cents on why the Lakers are having trouble finding success. Holding nothing back:
“They did it to themselves. Our defense was pretty good, but they had no ball movement and that made it easier on us just to try to load up, keep them out of the paint and let them fire up some 3s...
Kobe Bryant headlined an event at Venice Beach to launch his latest signature shoe, the Kobe 8, on Saturday. Fans were able to get a look at the Kobe System from the man himself:
By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 24 points, Mo Williams added 22 and the Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 117-110 on Sunday night for their third straight victory. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 34 points, making 12 of 14 free throws, as they fell to 4-7 [...]The post Paul Millsap Powers the Jazz Past the Lakers, 117-110 appeared...
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