Still impressed w jazz in loss to Lakers. The only question is how bad the jazz would have beaten the lakers if main players played more
One thing I've been struck by in last few days... Jazz personnel LOVE Carlos Boozer. Clashes with perception among fans, who soured on him.
Byron Scott said the halftime talk was all about defense, playing “on a string,” and was pleased w/effort. Jazz = 37 2nd half points.
FINAL: Lakers 98, Jazz 91. Kobe Bryant with 26 points and Carlos Boozer with 19 points.
Lakers 98, Jazz 91....Last week of preseason is upon us
Lakers 98 - Jazz 91 - Lakers grind out a win - which sometimes is enough regardless of how and why
Final: Lakers 98, Jazz 91. Snyder sits Burke for the game; Favors & Hayward for the second half. Kobe scores 26. Burks has 21p/6r/2a.
Lakers getting their 2nd win of preseason - may have taken Jazz sitting Favors, Hayward 2nd half, Burke game - but win nonetheless
LAL down 2 despite shooting 38% is thanks to active defense: 23 Jazz turnovers, to LAL's 13, plus second chance points (15-4).
Lakers down 72-69 to Utah entering 4th Q. Lakers outscore Jazz 31-18 in 3rd Q
Jazz up 72-69 after 3 - Lakers come back from 22 down
End of 3: Jazz 72, Lakers 69.
In the first half, the Jazz committed 10 turnovers, leading to seven points. Those numbers are up to 21 and 25 now.
Lakers fans here at Staples happy to see their team play with some heart - regardless of situation/injuries/Jazz reserves
Monster dunk by Wesley Johnson and Lakers fans finally have something to cheer about. Lakers 61, Jazz 57 with 5:26 left in the 3rd quarter.
The Jazz expected the Lakers to roll over like they did on Thursday. No dice. They're fighting back tonight.
I think we've established the Lakers 1st team is better than Jazz 2nd team - that's a start, I guess
Don't look now but it's Lakers 57, Jazz 57 with 6:31 left in the 3rd quarter. The Lakers were down 22 points in the 2nd quarter.
Remember when the Jazz had a 22-point lead? Lakers have come all the way back. Wesley Johnson just tied it at 57.
Jazz offense has completely gone into the toilet without Hayward/Burke/Favors out there. Need to generate good looks
It's an 18-3 run for LAL now, (55-48 Jazz). The intensity has gotten better on defense, and in this Q, Hayward resting for Utah has helped.
Jazz formula for making the playoffs? Play the Lakers 30 times.
While the Lakers are catching up - the Jazz have also sat Hayward and Favors in the 2nd half
I call Jazz Coach Antonio Lang "Val" because Valedictorian is too long. Lang was the Valedictorian of his high school class
Jazz ambassador Mehmet Okur just came up and shook my hand. "Hey buddy. Have you been saying good things about me?" Now I am: He's the best.
Halftime: Jazz 54, Lakers 38. Burks has 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Kobe's up to 15 on 5-of-15.
Jazz lead Lakers 54-38 at halftime.
Jazz 54 - Lakers 38 - half
Halftime: Jazz 54, Lakers 38.
The latest Jazz player to get a shot at defending Kobe is Carrick Felix, who bit on Kobe's pump fake ahead of an and-1. Bryant has 15.
Jazz 52, Lakers 30 with 2:20 left in the 2nd quarter.
Kobe hit his 2nd three-pointer of the night - but Burks just took it hard to the basket + foul - Jazz up 49-30 w/ FT coming
Alec Burks looks like he's primed for a big season for the Jazz
Nice stretch for Ian Clark. Hits a runner in the lane. Plays some D. Finds Dahntay Jones with a pass for an easy bucket. Jazz up 38-22.
Jazz up 38-22 - Lakers 2nd unit tonight - not so much - not that the 1st unit was killing it
There’s a reason why the Jazz are letting you shoot that jumper, Robert Sacre.