Jazz vs. Lakers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Jazz vs. Lakers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Jazz vs. Lakers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Utah Jazz (29-15) play against the Los Angeles Lakers (22-22) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 10:30 PM EST on Monday January 17, 2022

Utah Jazz 95, Los Angeles Lakers 101 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Dave McMenamin @mcten
New story: It was a bounce back night for the Lakers, but there’s plenty more work ahead to become the team they hope to be es.pn/33N7SPO4:04 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Disturbing trends. Circumstance beyond their control, and Utah’s commitment to Mike Conley’s overall odometer. That, and more, from a loss to the Lakers, is in this story, here – theathletic.com/3076408/2022/0…3:54 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
” I think it feels good doing what I came here to do.”
Stanley Johnson and the Lakers reserves power a fourth-quarter rally to knock off the Jazz, end a 3-game losing streak and fulfill LeBron’s Twitter promise: ocregister.com/2022/01/17/sta…2:35 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron James gave further context to his apology tweet: “Just taking the onus and letting Laker Nation know. Wasn’t about anybody, it was about our fans and the people that ride and die with us every single day. Let them know that I got this and it wouldn’t happen again” – 2:28 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
LeBron is averaging 29 points on 52% FG at age 37. – 2:20 AM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
South Bay Lakers guard Pierre Jackson is leaving the team to pursue international opportunities, his agency Slash Sports told HoopsHype.
Jackson led the Chinese League in scoring in 2019. – 2:18 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron James called Austin Reaves “a gem.” He said when the Lakers acquired him, he watched a ton of him on him.
“I know what type of players I like to play with and I knew right away that he would make an immediate impact on our ballclub, obviously before himself.” – 2:17 AM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
📓| “I thought we really defended, particularly in the first half, where it kept us right there in the game. The third quarter is where we had some good possessions and made a run.” – 2:16 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron James on Stanley Johnson: “People forget that he was a top-10 pick in our league and he’s only 25 years old. He’s a guy that’s hungry and wants to go out and prove that he belongs in the NBA.” – 2:15 AM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Rudy goes 6-8 from the field & goes 7-8 from the line 🔮
#PerformanceLeader | @UofUHealth pic.twitter.com/1WznvcLExd2:14 AM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron on the Russ dunk: “He wasn’t going in for a lay-up, or going in for a floater or going for anything else except attacking the shotblocker. That was electrifying. It was big-time. I’ve seen the replay over and over. It was a phenomenal play.” – 2:11 AM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
The @Utah Jazz had one of their worst offensive performances of the season in their tough 101-95 loss to the @Los Angeles Lakers.
#takenote
kslsports.com/477120/jazz-of…2:09 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
LeBron had like nine seal assists in the fourth quarter. Some of them were absolutely not legal but having them come against screen assist king Rudy Gobert is absolutely hilarious. – 2:08 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron James said he declined to speak after loss to Nuggets because he feared he would regret being brutally honest with his thoughts pic.twitter.com/vm1j1L4B2L2:04 AM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Donovan Mitchell: “I don’t know the last time me, Bojan and JC missed all of our threes. So if we make a few, it changes the game.” – 2:03 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Donovan Mitchell: “I don’t know the last time me, JC and Bojan missed all our 3s. If we make a few, it changes the game.” – 2:03 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron James said he wrote his tweet promising to be better for his own accountability and he didn’t have any discussions with his teammates.
“Talk can be cheap at time.” pic.twitter.com/PULp4OZihk1:58 AM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
LeBron James says it’s an absolute honor to play on #MLKDay and he was proud to be a part of the NBA games played on this holiday. The Lakers star added that #MLK stood for sacrifice and equality and was before his time. pic.twitter.com/OkWcgHVsWb1:54 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron James on playing on MLK Day pic.twitter.com/4IhSdSY2O81:53 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron, asked about the late tip-in play by Austin Reaves, first cited his watching tape on Reaves after LAL acquired him, then said this:
“I know the type of players I like to play with.” – 1:52 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron James: “It’s an absolute honor to play on MLK Day.” – 1:51 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron says he knew Stanley Johnson would make “an immediate impact” on this team. – 1:50 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron James on Stanley Johnson: “People forget he was a top 10 pick in our league. … We got a gem in him and Austin [Reaves].” – 1:49 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron said his tweet he sent was for his own accountability. He didn’t discuss it with teammates, just came back to work: “Talk can be cheap at times, because you gotta go out and have action. We did that tonight.” – 1:49 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron called Russell Westbrook’s dunk over Rudy Gobert: “Electrifying” – 1:49 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron James on Russell Westbrook’s dunk over Rudy Gobert pic.twitter.com/dAixUfgr661:49 AM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
After allowing 133 points to Denver on Saturday, the Lakers allowed 95 points Monday to the Jazz. It’s the Lakers’ fewest points allowed since Dec. 12 (94 to Magic) and the second-fewest points Utah had scored all season. The Jazz entered the day leading the NBA in PPG (115.3). pic.twitter.com/5j7uVZIsgc1:48 AM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Mike Conley: “We had a stretch there where we made the game a lot tougher than it needed to be.” – 1:48 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Mike Conley: we made the game a lot tougher tonight than it needed to be – 1:47 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron on the tweet: “I think we all understood that our energy and effort wasn’t where it needed to be.”
Said he wanted to let the fans know that, “I got this, and it wasn’t going to happen again.” – 1:46 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron James on his apology tweet: “We all understood our energy and effort was not where it needed to be.” – 1:46 AM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Instant analysis: Offense breaks down in Jazz’s loss to Lakers https://t.co/FlpJur3VoJ pic.twitter.com/Ut02ZwZsw31:44 AM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Frank Vogel said “everything looked clean” with Anthony Davis’ left knee when it was evaluated by team doctors at the arena tonight. Davis is cleared to ramp up his activity, including on-court work with contact. Vogel did not provide a timetable for AD to return, however – 1:44 AM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Jazz hold Lakers to 101 points with a 105.2 offensive rating which would rank fourth worst for a team this season.
Meanwhile, @StatMuse is screaming at Rudy Gobert ,”IS THIS YOUR DPOY?”
Like, yeah, probably. – 1:42 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis has been cleared for an on-court ramp-up with contact. He said there’s no timeline yet for his return. – 1:41 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Frank Vogel said Anthony Davis has been cleared for an on-court ramp-up after undergoing an MRI in which everything looked clear. – 1:41 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel said Anthony Davis has been “cleared for an on-court ramp up,” but he said there is no timeline on his return. Vogel added, “everything looked clean on the MRI.” – 1:41 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on AD’s status: “He’s been cleared for an on-court ramp up with contact.” Said the MRI looked “clean” but still no timetable for his return yet. – 1:40 AM
Eric Pincus @EricPincus
AD has been cleared for on court ramp up against contact, per Vogel – 1:40 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel on Anthony Davis, says he’s been cleared for on-court ramp-up with contact. No timeline on his return. – 1:40 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Lakers have the Pacers and Magic up next. Real chance to build some momentum before a very hard stretch of schedule. – 1:40 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Frank Vogel said the Lakers’ switching was their biggest area of growth between the Denver loss and the Utah win. – 1:40 AM
David Locke @DLocke09
POSTCAST – Utah Jazz offense stumbles in loss to Los Angeles Lakers – lockedonjazz.net/jazz/postcast-…1:38 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on Russell Westbrook’s dunk on Rudy Gobert: “You have to go smart or go strong against Rudy. … Russ made a hell of a play.” – 1:38 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Something that stands out from the rally — except for LeBron, all the guys in the group were the Lakers’ youngest players: Johnson, Reaves, Horton-Tucker, Monk. – 1:36 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Russell Westbrook on why he decided to help mop up the floor pic.twitter.com/UK6mMDFwgD1:34 AM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Stanley Johnson: “I pray every morning, I go to practice and I go home.” – 1:32 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Russell Westbrook on mopping up the floor after a courtside fan spilled his drink pic.twitter.com/M7acEUZza91:32 AM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Russell Westbrook on dunking on Rudy Gobert: “It’s still something I can do.” – 1:30 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Russell Westbrook on his dunk over Rudy Gobert pic.twitter.com/VfltLbVHfG1:30 AM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Rudy Gobert, on the Russell Westbrook dunk: “It was a nice dunk. I felt like I couldn’t jump because his arm was on my shoulder, but they’re not going to call that. … I don’t think he said anything to me. He’s a guy who likes to talk to himself.” – 1:29 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Russell Westbrook on topping the Jazz: “It was a good win for us.” – 1:28 AM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Rudy Gobert on Russell Westbrook’s big poster dunk.
“I don’t think he said anything to me, he talks to himself a lot.”
Admitted “it was a nice dunk.” – 1:28 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Rudy Gobert: “We got a little disconnected, and it started offensively. … Just a stretch when we stopped moving the ball and had a few turnovers, and they were able to run on us and get momentum.” – 1:26 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Dwight Powell was 3-3 from the floor tonight. He has made his last 12 shots since his last miss in the 2nd qtr vs CHI. – 1:25 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Asked about attacking Gobert off the dribble in that 4th Q, Stanley Johnson said, “LeBron’s a smart player.”
Johnson noted that LeBron suggested/set up that attack with LAL being small, and that teams have had success playing that way against Utah in the past. – 1:23 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Stanley Johnson on his energy pic.twitter.com/9Ig5nq0yLL1:23 AM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Quin said he felt like the Jazz defended well for most of the night, but they didn’t try hard enough in transition in the 4Q and wound up with bad cross-matchups. – 1:22 AM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
📹| Mike with 20 points & 5 made threes ⤵️
#TakeNote | @ZionsBank pic.twitter.com/tDw13MeJtD1:21 AM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Held ’em to 95.
#WeGotTacos | @JackBox pic.twitter.com/XoZ8Xe5cKa1:21 AM

David Locke @DLocke09
Jazz offense collapses in Los Angeles and Jazz lose to the Lakers twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…1:17 AM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Mike: 20p | 5 3pm | 4a | 1r
Rudy: 19p | 16r | 3b | 7-8 ftm
Don: 13p | 8r | 7a | 1s | 1b
Royce: 13p | 5r | 3 3pm | 2a | 1b
Ocho: 9p | 8r | 2s | 1a
Joe: 9p | 3 3pm | 2r | 1s
Bojan: 6a | 5p | 2r
Jordan: 6p | 2r | 1a | 1s pic.twitter.com/2jl2OoqLHW1:16 AM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Ladies and Gentlemen: Stanley Johnson #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/n1YD5U4ns71:14 AM

Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
LeBron James has led the Lakers in scoring in 14 straight games.
Over the last 25 seasons, the only other Lakers players to record a streak that long are Kobe Bryant (a lot of streaks) and Shaquille O’Neal (1998 and 2001). – 1:12 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I want to see a Monk-Reaves-Johnson-LeBron-AD lineup so fucking badly. – 1:12 AM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Rudy Gobert should pull a Kevin Love one of these days. Rudy should angrily stomp toward his teammate out at the 3-point line and literally grab the ball from him because Rudy doesn’t get it in the post against a smaller defender after a switch. – 1:11 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
The fully healthy Jazz just lost to a team who hadn’t won vs .500 team in over a month.
They scored 17 points in the 4Q vs the center-less Lakers.
Didn’t know the playoffs started already. pic.twitter.com/3nLLpPCWGe1:10 AM

Clay Bailey @claybailey9
Well , would you look at that. The Grizzlies are back in third place in the West after their win against the Bulls today and the Lakers beating the Jazz late Monday night. – 1:08 AM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
The Stanley Johnson game. – 1:08 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
The Lakers are undefeated in games where Russell Westbrook disintegrates Rudy Gobert. AK – 1:08 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Lakers bench:
Stanley Johnson: +18
Malik Monk: +17
Talen Horton-Tucker: +15
Austin Reaves: +13
I think you could make credible cases for any of those four as full-time starters. They’ve all been terrific over the past few weeks. – 1:08 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Lakers are unbeaten since LeBron’s apology and promise. pic.twitter.com/0yzNv6lBDP1:08 AM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Lakers beat the Jazz 101-95 in a win that can best be described as spirited. LeBron 25p 7r 7a; Stanley Johnson 15p on 7-of-9 5r 3a 2b; Monk 14p 7r; Westbrook 15p 8r; THT 11p; Dwight 4p 8r 3s 2b. LAL is 22-22 w/ IND at home Wednesday. – 1:07 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
FINAL: Lakers 101, Jazz 95. Utah fell apart in 4Q, shooting 6-23 (after making their final 2). Don shot 6-19/0-8. Bogey 1-9/0-4. JC 2-13/0-6. Ocho 4-12/0-8. Utah 12-46 from 3. Defense didn’t have much for 3 of 4 quarters. – 1:07 AM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers break 3 game losing streak with 101-95 win over Jazz. LeBron James 25 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists. Stanley Johnson 15 points, Russell Westbrook 15 points, 8 assists. – 1:07 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Lakers beat Jazz 101-95. Jazz now 1-5 in their last 6.
Clarkson: 2-13 FG, 0-6 3P, 6 pts, 5 fouls, 2 turnovers.
Bogdanovic: 1-9 FG, 0-4 3P, 5 pts, 6 ast, 2 turnovers.
Mitchell: 6-19 FG, 0-8 3P, 13pts, 7 ast, 8 rebs, 4 turnovers. – 1:07 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
And that’s it. The Jazz fall to the Lakers 101-95 on the second night of a back to back. Utah had a 10 point lead late in the third quarter but couldn’t hold it. Rudy Gobert with 19 and 16 rebounds. Mike Conley with 20. Utah falls to 29-15 on the season. On to the rockets – 1:07 AM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Biggest W of the Season for the Lakers and desperately needed…101-95 the Final over the Jazz
-Lebron 25pts 7rebs 7ast
-Stanley 15pts 5rebs 2blks
-Westbrook 15pts 8rebs
-Monk 14pts 7rebs
Next up, Wednesday Night vs the Pacers before 6 game road trip…
@ESPNLosAngeles1:07 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers with a good effort over the Jazz. But don’t call it a turning point. They haven’t proven yet they can round the corner – 1:06 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Stanley Johnson (15) had more points than Donovan Mitchell (13) tonight. – 1:06 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Final: Lakers 101, Jazz 95
This was an impressive win by the Lakers — arguably their best of the season considering the opponent and that they were without Anthony Davis. They’re back up to .500 at 22-22. LeBron James had 25, 7 and 7.
Up next: vs. Indiana on Wednesday. – 1:06 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Lakers played LeBron at center the entire 4Q vs the Jazz with Gobert.
Lakers went on a 13-0 run and outscored the Jazz 29-17 in the quarter.
Same old, same old. pic.twitter.com/Z6i0h47CMB1:06 AM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
FINAL: Lakers 101, Jazz 95. Hell of a turnaround for the Lakers, who had allowed 125 or more in their previous three games. – 1:05 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
[Lakers up 5 with 45 seconds left]
[Westbrook gets rebound and takes off 1-on-5]
Lakers Announcers: “STOP! STOP!!!”
Westbrook: pic.twitter.com/ZbGJvZsWkp1:05 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Utah Jazz are planning on signing Danuel House Jr. to a 10 day contract, League Sources tell The Athletic….House was previously on a hardship 10 day that expired Saturday. The Jazz liked him enough to take a longer look at him. – 1:05 AM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Russ with the house call 🏠☎️ pic.twitter.com/4iLsvKqQKb1:04 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Stanley Johnson has 10 of his 15 points in this 4th Q. – 1:03 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL have held Utah, the NBA’s No. 1 offense, to 12 points in this 4th Q.
They lead by 8 with 31.1 to play. – 1:03 AM
Krishna Narsu @knarsu3
Clarkson thought he was still playing for the Lakers today – 1:02 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
After entering the day as the 7 seed in the West, the Wolves are now down to 9 after both the Lakers and Clippers won today.
A Wolves win tomorrow in New York (Knicks on a back-to-back) and the Wolves move back into the 7 — being as the Lakers and Clippers are both off Tuesday. – 1:01 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz down 98-90 with 40 seconds left. I understand that the Jazz are on a B2B, and the Lakers are better than, say, the Pistons.
But from a sheer process POV? This is as bad of a loss as the Jazz have had all season. – 1:01 AM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
absolutely hilarious to hear the lakers broadcasting team yelling stop at westbrook as he dribbles full speed down the floor in the last minute of a game – 1:01 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
This is a 25-12 point edge for the Lakers in the fourth quarter against team that has the highest offensive rating in the league. – 1:01 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
That’s gonna do it. Heck of an effort from the Lakers. They played tonight like the jazz played last night – 1:00 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
The Lakers have awarded Stanley Johnson an ultra-rare 10-day extension to his 10-day contract. AK – 12:59 AM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Just 11 points through the first 10:42 of the fourth quarter.
Jazz have been pretty awful offensively all night as they’ve struggled with the Lakers physicality. – 12:58 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Rudy Gobert when his teammates don’t pass him the ball when he has people half his size guarding him in the post. pic.twitter.com/oBK33WFWRi12:58 AM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
After seeing both the Lakers and Jazz play the Nuggets and then seeing this game, I have some takes. – 12:57 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel is challenging possession on that play when Bogdanovic appeared to lose the ball after Stanley Johnson poked it. Think the Lakers could win this one, which would give them the ball with 1:18 left and a 95-89 lead. – 12:56 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Frank Vogel opted not to use a challenge on a questionable call in the 1st half, when Ariza may have avoided fouling Gobert … meaning he had it to use now, with 1:18 left, the ball appearing to go off Bogdanovic.
Who stripped him? Stanley Johnson. – 12:56 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Lakers challenge the OOB play on Bogdanovic with 1:18 left… I think they’re right. So it’ll be Lakers ball with a 6 point lead and 1:18 left. – 12:56 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Austin Reaves and Stanley Johnson on the glass. Saving the game. – 12:54 AM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Stanley Johnson has changed this game… – 12:53 AM
Bill Oram @billoram
Stanley Johnson just beat Gobert to the rebound then had the assist to Avery Bradley for the 3. What a wild game. – 12:53 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz getting killed on offensive rebounds – 12:53 AM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Austin Reaves, wow!! What a tip! – 12:52 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Man, if I got some cryptocurrency for every time Rudy was open in the paint tonight and the Jazz missed him … I have no idea how much money I’d have, but it ought to be a lot. – 12:52 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Westbrook and Bradley replace Reaves and Monk here.
LAL’s lead is 92-89 with 3:24 to play. – 12:52 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Great effort by Austin Reaves. But understand Jordan Clarkson’s frustration that he accidentally knocked into his legs and made him fall. – 12:52 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russ checking in with 3:24 remaining in the fourth quarter. The closing lineup will be: Stanley Johnson, LeBron, Avery Bradley, Russ and THT. – 12:52 AM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Bron just shoving dudes all over the court – 12:51 AM
Bill Oram @billoram
that was an unbelievable effort play by austin reaves. just wow. – 12:51 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Incredible tip from Austin Reaves. – 12:50 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Austin Reaves with the one-handed touch putback. The crowd is losing their minds. – 12:50 AM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
I haven’t watched a lot of Lakers basketball through the years but Stanley Johnson might be the best player in that franchise’s history. – 12:50 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers started hot from 3, but have hit only 1 in the 2nd half. Most of the scoring has been coming in the paint. – 12:50 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Live look at Stanley Johnson being guarded by Rudy Gobert. pic.twitter.com/1h9siry4Fs12:50 AM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers fell down by 10 and battled back here to go up 87-83 midway through the 4th Q thanks in large part to Stanley Johnson. He has 8 of his 13 pts in the 4th and is making an impact on the defensive end too. – 12:47 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Stanley Johnson is shredding the Jazz right now, scoring 8 of the Lakers’ last 10 points with some timely drives. He’s up to 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting in 18 minutes. He continues to make his case to be on the 15-man roster. – 12:47 AM
Bill Oram @billoram
Magic Johnson bringing the best out in Stanley Johnson – 12:47 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jazz are getting out-hustled by Stanley Johnson. He’s up to 13p on 6-8 shooting, and the Jazz are down 87-83 with 6 minutes to go. – 12:47 AM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Stanley Johnson going crazy!! 😂 – 12:47 AM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Jordan Clarkson had really been good on the offensive end over the last several weeks.
Tonight has not been his night. – 12:46 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Both Houston and the Clippers have won playoff series in the past few years going small against Utah, and tonight, the lineup with LeBron/Johnson plus guards continues to work.
Johnson is +16 tonight. – 12:46 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Lakers are doing to the Jazz what the clippers did to the jazz in the playoffs: get rudy Gobert out of the paint, and drive by everyone else for layups – 12:46 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Stanley Johnson is sure taking advantage of his opportunity… – 12:46 AM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Stanley. Johnson. – 12:46 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Stanley Johnson certainly making his case for the Lakers to keep him. Johnson being really aggressive when the Lakers needed a lift from someone. – 12:45 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
CAN PELINKA GET STANLEY JOHNSON SOME HELP AT THE DEADLINE????? BK – 12:45 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Stanley Johnson has 6 straight points here, a pair of buckets at the rim, then a pull-up J with Gobert hanging way off him.
LeBron or Johnson have been playing the 5 on defense, Gobert unable to take advantage, and they’ve been bringing him out of the paint on the other end. – 12:44 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
This is a 9-0 run for the Lakers – 12:44 AM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Hillbilly Kobe ➡️ LeBron +1 👀🎯
pic.twitter.com/iPyU5Q8zAr12:44 AM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
I now see I was wrong to tweet that Rudy Gobert would get the better of Stanley Johnson — #LakerNation I apologize and I’ll be better – 12:43 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz desperately need mike Conley back on the floor – 12:43 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Gobert is open on these mismatches down low, Jazz have been unable to find him. – 12:43 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
The energy has shifted again, and the Lakers have the momentum once again. Jazz lead 83-79, with a Stanley Johnson FTA coming after the timeout. Jazz need to find a way to get themselves playing with force once again. – 12:40 AM
Austin Kent @AustinKent
Dwight, bro. Same.
📸 : @goodlooksfamily pic.twitter.com/Mx06rgxAEQ12:40 AM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Look at the Lakers challenging a shot blocker instead of just conceding that he’s going to protect the rim and settling for jumpers – 12:40 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
8 minutes remaining. The Jazz lead the Lakers 83-79….Los Angeles playing well the last five minutes, making a push….let’s see if the Jazz figure out a way to respond – 12:39 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Kent Bazemore is ready if needed. – 12:39 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz now in the penalty for the final 8 minutes of this game, which seems like it could be critical. – 12:39 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Stanley Johnson with the transition basket against Gobert, the foul and the flex. Lakers within four points with 8 min left. – 12:39 AM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
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Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
FT line: Jazz 20 for 22, Lakers 6 for 12. – 12:35 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Stanley Johnson battling Gobert on the boards and trying to stop his attempts at the rim is admirable, but it’s just not a battle he’s going to win a lot. – 12:35 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL punished again going under the screen on Mike Conley (4 for 6 from 3). – 12:33 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Terrific defensive shift from Austin Reaves here, most recently helping force a Clarkson miss (Jordan is 1 for 11).
LAL within 4 after a LeBron transition layup. – 12:33 AM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
The reason you hold for the last shot in the quarter is more about the defense than it is the offense.
Simply, the other team can’t score if they don’t get the ball.
Instead Jazz take an early clock three that leads to a Lakers layup.
Bad execution even if the shot is open. – 12:30 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 78-72 after 3Q.
The @Ben Falk Four Factors chart (okay, minus that last Lakers bucket) : pic.twitter.com/50YOnK04YX12:30 AM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
End 3Q: Jazz 78, Lakers 72. Pace picked up, and Utah held LA to 20p in the period (on 9 for 26), while scoring 32 themselves on 12-24. Don, Mike, Rudy and Royce all have 13p for the Jazz. – 12:30 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Third quarter: Jazz 78, Lakers 72
The Lakers salvaged what was otherwise a disastrous end to the third with a couple of baskets to stay within striking distance. LeBron James has 17 points and 6 assists. Malik Monk has 14 points. LA’s stagnant stretches continue to hurt them. – 12:30 AM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
let’s close this one out 🎶
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/lZs16MvgVf12:30 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL did manage the final four points of the 3rd Q, as Monk and Johnson scored at the rim, to make it a 78-72 deficit.
LAL were up 6 at the half, and 11 with 1:46 left in the 2nd Q, before Utah rallied. – 12:30 AM
Bill Oram @billoram
Lakers down 78-72 through three quarters against Utah. LeBron didn’t lie. They have been better. But even that hasn’t been enough so far tonight. – 12:29 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
End of Q3: Jazz 78, Lakers 72.
Offense stalled out with jumpshots galore. Curious to see if the Lakers can amp up the intensity again on defense and pick up the transition offense to close out for a win they could really use. – 12:29 AM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Jazz outscore Lakers 32-20 in Q3, 78-72 Utah going into the 4th – 12:29 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
LeBron comes back in and the Lakers close the quarter on a 4-0 run….the Jazz lead 78-72 – 12:28 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Game was tied at 66 with 3:36 to play.
It’s now 78-68 Utah after a big run, most of which came as LeBron waited at the scorer’s table to check in. Jazz hit their 9th and 10th 3’s to cap their big push. – 12:27 AM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Worth pointing out that the Jazz’s best rotational 3-point shooter this season are Mike Conley and Royce O’Neale – 12:26 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Joe actually gets aggressive, and the Jazz have a 12-2 run and a 78-68 lead. More energy on the defensive end has led to more open shots. Amazing how that works. – 12:26 AM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Joe Ingles breaking out of his slump a bit. He’s 3 of 5 from 3, and the Jazz lead 78-68. – 12:25 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
12-2 Jazz run against a really rough Lakers lineup. There was some sloppy basketball, but the Jazz took advantage in transition. – 12:25 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Lakers played like the Lakers of the last three weeks for three minutes and the Jazz go on a huge run and now lead 78-68 – 12:25 AM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
🗣 say something nice about royce o’neale! – 12:25 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
THT tries a top-of-key pass to an unsuspecting Trevor Ariza. Lakers down by 10 and this unit’s first-half magic without LeBron or Russ seems used up. – 12:25 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Looks like Magic needs to send out another critical tweet about the Lakers – 12:24 AM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
bench got up on that Joe triple ☕️
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/whPMmUor4Z12:21 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron James on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pic.twitter.com/GFlUgTBBq012:21 AM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Joe Ingles’ last 3 brings him to 3-of-21 from 3 through his last five games.
He was 1-of-17 heading into tonight (over last four games) – 12:20 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Well, the shooting is still crap (38.5% FGs, 8-28 on 3s), but the energy is better at least? Jazz lead 66-64 with 3:46 left 3Q. – 12:19 AM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
double-double for Big Fella
#NBAAllStar | @Rudy Gobert pic.twitter.com/CJxicfibgw12:19 AM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
3:46 remaining in the third quarter. The Jazz lead the lakers 66-64 – 12:18 AM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
That was the best sequence of the season from Joe Ingles.
Tough rebound in traffic, pushes hard, hits a three. – 12:17 AM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
It’d be a shame to not RT this and cast 2 votes for @Donovan Mitchell to become an #NBAAllStar 🌟 pic.twitter.com/wy63xmUxeL12:17 AM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Mike Conley’s been the Jazz’s best player so far tonight. – 12:12 AM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Mike with the 𝚝𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 bucket 🌟
#NBAAllStar | @Mike Conley pic.twitter.com/58MqSsc27q12:10 AM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
And just like that, the Jazz are within 56-54. Despite a combined 0-10 from Bogey/JC and 3-10 from Don. – 12:09 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Please stop disrespecting Russell Westbrook. pic.twitter.com/oyKzErYdjZ12:08 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
6-0 run by the Jazz. Defensive rotations a bit tighter but the offense has begun to move the basketball again. Utah down 56-54 and the Lakers call time. This is a playoff pace. Halfcourt possession after halfcourt possession. Good for the Jazz to get a game in like this – 12:08 AM
The Ringer @ringernba
RUSSELL WESTBROOK OVER RUDY GOBERT 😳😳😳
(📼 @NBA)
pic.twitter.com/6PFdIkl0Ir12:07 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
FT line has favored Utah tonight. They’re 15 for 17 to LAL’s 5 of 10.
Lakers are plus 2 from 3 (9 makes to 7) and + 7 in FG’s overall (21 to 14). – 12:05 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
That left-handed, off-balance reverse from LeBron has to be harder than he made it appear.
LAL up 56-48 after consecutive buckets at Utah’s rim, the 2nd in transition after a Conley turnover. – 12:04 AM
David Locke @DLocke09
Last three games Lakers have allowed 60% EFG tonight the Jazz are at 44.6% EFG at the half – 12:00 AM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
When your friend shows up to the game 😄 pic.twitter.com/j0TvFN2Ykx12:00 AM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Exciting half of basketball.
@LeBron James: 10 pts, 5 ast
@Russell Westbrook: 10 pts pic.twitter.com/mHfENFi5um11:50 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Halftime: Lakers 52, Jazz 46
LeBron James and Russell Westbrook lead LA with 10 points each. The Lakers are shooting 51.4% overall and have made 9 of their 20 3-point attempts (45%). It feels like LA should be up more given how poorly Utah has played and shot the ball. – 11:49 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
HALFTIME: Lakers 52, Jazz 46. Utah’s extremely fortuitous to only be down 6 after that 2Q. FT shooting has kept the Jazz in it — 13-15 so far. Otherwise, 35.1% FGs, 7-21 on 3s, 11 TOs. Rudy 9p, 7r; Mike 9p, 2a; Royce 8p, 3r. Don just 6p on 3-8 FGs. LeBron 10p, 5a, 3r. – 11:48 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
After shooting 35% and scoring 46 points, I think Utah has to be thrilled to be only down 6. – 11:48 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
gotta bring the energy in the second half 🔋 pic.twitter.com/xB0KqbVLL211:48 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Lakers up 52-46 at the half.
Jazz shooting just 35% from the field, 33% from 3, have 11 turnovers, while the Lakers are shooting 50/45 with 6 turnovers.
Yet the Jazz are within six. Mostly because of free-throw shooting and 6-0 OReb advantage – 11:47 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL held a 52-41 lead with 1:46 to play in the 2nd Q, and didn’t score from that point on, due to a pair of missed FT’s, and consecutive turnovers. Utah took advantage with a 5-0 run to make it a 52-46 margin at halftime.
It was a good 1st half from LAL nonetheless. – 11:47 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
HALFTIME: Lakers 52, Jazz 46.
LeBron and Russ each have 10 points. The big highlight was Russ dunking Rudy Gobert into next week, but the reason the Lakers are winning is scrappy defense after weeks of questionable play on that end. – 11:47 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
That’s one for the career highlight tape! 🤯
#RussellWestbrook x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/VG70AnpEm211:45 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
for the record we’re pro goggles, @BigTBailey pic.twitter.com/XJNg1g8fFR11:45 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Now reviewing if Dwight’s foul on Gobert is a flagrant.
The Lakers can’t stop shooting themselves in the foot — a loose-ball foul on a free-throw in the penalty??? — and yet they have been the smarter team tonight. – 11:43 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Tough 4-point swing potentially coming here. LeBron missed 2 FT’s, and Howard fouled Gobert going for the 2nd miss.
Jazz are in the bonus, so Gobert will get at least 2 FT’s, as they review the play for a flagrant one (Howard made contact w/Gobert’s face).
LAL lead is 52-43. – 11:42 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
There was like a solid full second where Gobert and Westbrook locked eyes and it looked like it could go bad and then Gobert kind of smirked a little and then Russ got a T when he kept talking.
But holy hell, that dunk. – 11:40 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
LIVE BY WESTBROOK, DIE BY WESTBROOK. – 11:39 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Russell Westbrook’s trash talk to Rudy Gobert brings back memories of Draymond Green making fun of Gobert for crying for not making the All-Star team – 11:39 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
That one-handed Russell Westbrook jam over Rudy Gobert sent every guy on the Lakers’ bench jumping up in celebration. Not sure what highlight is more impressive, though, that or him helping mop up a courtside fan’s spilled drink. – 11:39 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Me trying to figure out the right reaction tweet to Russ’ poster on Gobert pic.twitter.com/URKJStsJpA11:39 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Mike is 3-3 from three 🏔🎤
#NBAAllStar | @Mike Conley pic.twitter.com/pVAAbAJDCd11:39 PM

Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
Someone check on @Tony Jones … he can’t be right after what Westbrook did to Gobert – 11:38 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Westbrook absolutely hammered one on Gobert, plus a foul.
He gave back the and-1 with a technical for taunting, but the Lakers fans in the building didn’t seem to mind. (He made the and-1 FT after Bogdanovic hit the tech).
LAL up 51-41. – 11:38 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Wow, that might be the best dunk on Gobert since DeMar DeRozan. That was insane. – 11:38 PM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
jeeeeeeeez that westbrook dunk was one of the best dunks of the whole year – 11:38 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
WESTBROOK DETONATES ON GOBERT pic.twitter.com/SWGa3aihX111:38 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Well Russell Westbrook just dunked all over Rudy Gobert, while drawing the and-1, and then talked that talk. He got a tech for it but don’t think too many people on the Lakers minded that. – 11:38 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Russell Westbrook dunks *all over* Rudy Gobert; and-one. Gets a tech after, but that was as good as it gets. – 11:37 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
One of the highlights dunks of the year from Westbrook… – 11:37 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
RUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSS – 11:37 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Russell Westbrook gets the highlight poster dunk. And the T. – 11:37 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russell Westbrook dunked on the French Rejection. – 11:37 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Mike makes the Jazz’s first 3 in forever, and the Jazz are within 48-40, 2:!4 left 2Q. The period’s been pretty out of sync, as Utah is just 5 of 22 shooting. – 11:35 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
King’s in his zone.
#LeBronJames x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/rHAeg6LNcb11:35 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Feels like Lakers should be up by about 15. It is 8 and the Jazz are really struggling. 2:10 left in the 2nd can the Jazz widdle it down some more. Kings and Grizzlies both scored 40 on Lakers in 3rd quarter this week – 11:35 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
2:14 remaining in the first half. The Jazz trail the Lakers 48-40 – 11:34 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Timeout, Vogel, but Jazz are still down 48-40.
Jazz just aren’t playing advantage basketball on offense. Everything is: receive pass, stop, let defense get settled, attack one-on-one, launch low percentage shot.
Clarkson’s obviously most guilty, but everyone has done it. – 11:34 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Lakers have had Donovan in Pelican Bay in the first half – 11:33 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Did not figure this would be the game the Jazz would struggle to score in – 11:29 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Really, really impressed with Dwight’s defensive energy in this game. He’s getting up to the perimeter and moving well even when he’s switched onto smaller guys. – 11:27 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Utah is the NBA’s best offense, by a lot in terms of efficiency (116.5, with No. 2 Atlanta at 112.6), but LAL have been very effective thus far, holding them to 33 points at the 4:53 mark of the 2nd Q. Jazz shooting 31.3%, and have 9 turnovers. – 11:27 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
King for 3
#LeBronJames x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/ACAwx0XX3O11:19 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz trail the Lakers 37-30 as Los Angeles has been great in the second unit minutes. LeBron James is running the offense well and the lakers are getting good shots almost every time down the floor – 11:18 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Lakers getting a lot of open looks, and they’re converting. Three straight 3s for a 9-0 run and a 37-30 lead. They’re also 8-12 from deep overall. – 11:17 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lakers on a rally fueled by 3-pointers, with THT and LeBron sinking the last two. Lakers take a 37-30 lead. – 11:17 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
The Lakers are 4 for 4 from 3 in the first 3 minutes of the 2nd Q, with Monk hitting a pair, followed by THT and LeBron.
That has LAL up 37-30, with 8 triples overall to Utah’s 6. – 11:17 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Back to Back 3’s for the Lakers, up 37-30 on the Jazz… – 11:16 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz need better shot selection from Jordan Clarkson. – 11:16 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
End 1Q: Jazz 25, Lakers 24. Despite 8 tunovers, the possessions the Jazz finished were pretty efficient — 50% FGs, 5-8 on 3s, 6-6 FTs. Royce has 6p. – 11:09 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
I’m pretty sure that Ray J is courtside at the Lakers-Jazz game. #NeverForget For the Love of Ray J. – 11:09 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Spotty first quarter from the Jazz but they lead the lakers 25-24 after one. The Jazz have struggled to run offense against the lakers’ smaller lineup. But Utah has made five threes so that has masked some of those issues – 11:09 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lakers trail the Jazz 25-24 after one quarter. Energetic start, but one big difference has been Utah getting to the free throw line (6 for 6) helping make up for the Lakers’ 20-14 FGA advantage. – 11:09 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers forced 8 turnovers with a switching, scrambling defense, but did put Utah to the FT line 6 times, while attempting only 1 themselves on an illegal defense. – 11:09 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 25-24 after 1Q.
Lakers have 12 pts after Jazz turnovers, Jazz have 0 pts after Lakers turnovers… and yet they lead. – 11:08 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL have played some good, energetic defense, enough to produce a lead late in the 1st, until B2B 3’s from Utah put them up 25-24.
Jazz were 5 for 8 from 3, a game after Denver went 6 for 7 in the 1st Q. – 11:08 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Now B2B turnovers by Rudy. Jazz up to 8 TOs in the 1Q. – 11:07 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Great steal and toss by Monk, but THT handled that pass like a Cardinals receiver, sick cross-sport burn – 11:06 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Lakers’ small-ball lineup has gotten the better of Utah’s with Monk and THT making some nice plays. Jazz have not really been able to stay in front. They trail 20-19. – 11:04 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
2:46 remaining in the first quarter. The Jazz trail the lakers 20-19….Utah shooting 50 percent from the field but they only have gotten 10 shots up, compared to 17 for the lakers. – 11:02 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Elijah Hughes’ hair is cut short. Quarantine decisions. – 11:02 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
A good stretch from LAL’s bench unit with no LeBron or Westbrook produced a quick 5-0 run, with Monk scoring at the rim off a nice dribble move, and Johnson hitting a corner 3 to put LAL up 20-19. – 11:01 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Curious to hear about it postgame, but it feels like this lineup without Russ and LeBron is designed to let THT and Monk cook off the dribble, with enough defense-oriented, switchable players to try to put a lid on Utah’s shooting. – 11:01 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Ingles picks up his second foul on the illegal screen, after being blown by by Malik Monk – 11:01 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
california jingling ☕️
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/JQj3Hpgwsu10:59 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron and Dwight just subbed out, and LeBron was getting on Dwight’s case — seemingly about the Joe Ingles corner three and the defense on that possession. – 10:57 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Dwight Howard seemed annoyed along the bench. Phil Handy & LeBron James trying to talk to him – 10:57 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Joe ingles makes his first three. Gotta be a welcome sign for him – 10:56 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Russ mops up and knocks down 🧽
(📺: @SpectrumSN) pic.twitter.com/XOgCkpIzt410:54 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Don with a straightline drive right past Ariza. Lakers’ defense has really cratered this year from previous seasons. Jazz have hit 4-6 overall, 2-3 from deep, and lead 14-13 with 6:41 left 1Q. – 10:53 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 14-13. Straight line drive by Donovan Mitchell around Trevor Ariza for an easy, easy layup further emphasizes that this isn’t 2019 anymore. – 10:52 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
First timeout. The Jazz lead the Lakers 14-13….6:41 remaining in the first quarter – 10:52 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Momentum from sweeping the wet spot only had so much of a shelf life. Kind of like any positive turning point for the Lakers this season. – 10:51 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
1 RT = 𝟐 Votes 🌟
#NBAAllStar | @Donovan Mitchell pic.twitter.com/9hkVStlVMj10:50 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Russell Westbrook helping the arena worker with sweeping the wet spot. Then proceeds to make a bank shot. – 10:50 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Honestly, seeing Westbrook help mop up a wet spot on the court and then skip and laugh when he walks away just tells me that he’s totally loose and feeling good tonight. – 10:49 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Look at the lakers guarding the ball and rotating….Magic would be proud – 10:49 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Including a mopping, Russell Westbrook, EVERYBODY is chipping in to clean up a courtside spill… except for the guy who spilled. – 10:49 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Big round of applause for Russell Westbrook as he literally mops a wet spot courtside that Donovan Mitchell slipped on. – 10:48 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Donovan Mitchell slips on a spilled drink courtside. Glad that wasn’t worse – 10:48 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Donovan Mitchell slipped on a wet spot along court-side row. Might be a good idea for fans to be diligent about holding their drinks. – 10:48 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Oooh, Donovan Mitchell tripped on the sideline, either on a wet floor there or maybe even the waitress serving front-row drinks – 10:48 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Jazz fans: y’all knew Russ would make threes tonight….right? – 10:48 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
the block
the bucket
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/F0jGYbaT9m10:47 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
One Lakers fan trying to get in Rudy Gobert’s head at the free-throw line: “Rudy, you shut down the NBA last year!!” – 10:47 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
“His lessons of mutual respect and his fight for equality and justice are just as important today as they’ve ever been.”
@WayneEllington | #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/tLZNoc1h0i10:44 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
He’s ready.
#LeBronJames x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/P3MYZHEIdm10:42 PM

Frank Isola @TheFrankIsola
Magic Johnson should be live tweeting the Lakers tonight. – 10:41 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Anthony Davis is on the bench in a Colin Kaepernick jersey tonight – 10:39 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
“The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.” – MLK pic.twitter.com/ei9e6hzMPz10:32 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
The usual 5 in LA 🏝
#StartingLineup | @ZionsBank pic.twitter.com/3yWyFNENC010:31 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I have a really bad feeling about this game tonight, even with Utah on the second night of a b2b. – 10:30 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
🆕🖐
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSoCal pic.twitter.com/gxw2sNJ5Yl10:20 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Golden Night
#LakeShow x @bibigoUSA pic.twitter.com/DlvPZan8K110:04 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers starting Dwight Howard at center again; Trevor Ariza comes into the starting lineup for Malik Monk. pic.twitter.com/reZUuTDebD10:03 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Starters: Westbrook, Bradley, Ariza, LeBron and Howard. – 10:01 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
With his 30 points against the Bucks tonight, Trae Young took over the NBA scoring lead from the injured Kevin Durant.
Jayson Tatum (27) jumped Steph Curry for 4th.
(Donovan Mitchell plays later tonight) pic.twitter.com/KwSURJXci49:54 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Magic’s criticisms. LeBron’s apology & vow to do better. Lots to discuss about the Lakers issues and where they go from here. Tune into @NBATV at 7 pm PT – 9:32 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
If I see one more gambling ad or Fan Duel sponsored post come in my @Twitter timeline, I’m logging off. New York is flooding me with gambling posts and I don’t even get down like that. It’s nauseating. #stopit9:23 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on keeping Stanley Johnson on another 10-day: “He’s one of our best defenders. … Everything we’re doing right now is to keep as much flexibility as we can.” – 8:54 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says Kendrick Nunn’s return to the floor has been “delayed” because his knee didn’t respond well to the ramp up in order to play. – 8:51 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Elijah Hughes is AVAILABLE for the Jazz tonight. Hassan Whiteside and Jared Butler remain OUT. – 8:50 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel says Kendrick Nunn ramped up his workload, but his right knee didn’t respond well. Says it’s not a “setback,” but his timeline to return continues to be delayed. – 8:50 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel said Anthony Davis will be reevaluated by doctors later tonight – 8:49 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Frank Vogel says LeBron’s tweet apologizing to Lakers fan was “a sign of great leadership” and a representation of the Lakers’ commitment to getting it right this season. – 8:49 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis is going to see the doc after the game tonight regarding the re-evaluation of his injury. – 8:49 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Frank Vogel’s says LeBron’s apology to Lakers fans is a sign of “great leadership” and unhappiness on how the team has played. – 8:49 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Frank Vogel on LeBron James’ tweet: “I think it’s a sign of great leadership.” – 8:49 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel’s reaction to LeBron’s apology tweet: “I think it’s just a sign of a great leadership.” – 8:48 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Carmelo Anthony will miss a third straight game with lower back tightness. Vogel said he’s getting better, but not enough to play tonight. – 8:48 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Frank Vogel says Carmelo Anthony (lower back) will miss his third straight game tonight. Vogel hopes to have Anthony back in the lineup Wednesday. – 8:47 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel says Carmelo Anthony will be out for tonight’s game vs Utah. But Vogel said he’s “hopeful” that Melo returns on Wednesday vs Indiana – 8:47 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Frank Vogel says Carmelo Anthony will miss his third straight game tonight with back tightness. – 8:47 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Carmelo will miss his 3rd straight game tonight vs the Jazz… – 8:47 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Carmelo Anthony will miss his third straight game with back soreness. Frank Vogel says he’s improving. – 8:47 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Carmelo Anthony (back) out for Lakers. Listed as day to day. – 8:47 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony remains OUT vs. the Jazz tonight – 8:47 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Carmelo Anthony (back) is OUT again tonight, according to Frank Vogel. – 8:47 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Carmelo Anthony still out for the Lakers vs. Utah. – 8:47 PM
LeBron James @KingJames
OBJ!!!!!!!!!! 🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣 – 8:41 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
🎧| Ahead of tonight’s Lakers matchup, we’ve got @Ramona Shelburne on #RoundballRoundup!
↣ Stakes ahead of Jazz-Lakers
↣ Western Conference surprises
↣ MORE
Download wherever you get your podcasts or click to listen ⤵️ – 8:39 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
#LeBronJames x #NBAAllStar
RT = 2 Votes pic.twitter.com/NV2H4Skl6e8:35 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
It’s NFL Draft deadline day. Utah’s business here essentially finished when Tavion Thomas said he’d be back
UNDERCLASSMEN LEAVING: Devin Lloyd, T.J. Pledger, Britain Covey, Nick Ford, Cole Fotheringham, Nephi Sewell, Mika Tafua.
That’s substantial, but it could have been worse. – 7:30 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
What’s the most shocking record among these four?
Grizz: 30-15
Cavs: 27-18
Lakers: 21-22
Hawks: 17-25 – 7:20 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
How did Rudy feel after coming back to play after missing the previous five?
Grateful.
#JazzHealth | @UofUHealth pic.twitter.com/AtcFrGwJCt7:06 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Craig Smith is not a guy to get on the officials publicly. Not at all.
He mentioned a couple of shaky calls that went against Utah. Specifically, the DJJ leg kick on the 3-point attempt, and an offensive foul call on a drag screen
IMO, officiating was not bad, but inconsistent – 6:42 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
After the Lakers suffered their worst loss of the season over the weekend, @Dave McMenamin joins NBA Today with reporting on Magic’s tweet and LA’s center strategy against the Utah Jazz: pic.twitter.com/Ygab6wxrmC6:37 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Battle for the rim tonight
Lakers take the 2nd most shots at the rim, the Jazz allow the 4th fewest
Lakers are 30th at guarding pick and roll man and allow 2nd most shots at the rim. Jazz are 3rd best team shooting at rim, but don’t get there much. Will they tonight? – 6:23 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Prior to today, the Clippers were 2-104 in franchise history when allowing at least 133 points, including playoffs.
Both wins (2009 at New York, 2019 vs Jazz) were in overtime. – 6:21 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pic.twitter.com/gxeFPIVTaL6:14 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Darius Garland today:
✅ 22 PTS
✅ 6 REB
✅ 12 AST
Garland is just the third player in @Cleveland Cavaliers history to record at least 45p/30a over a two-game span, joining LeBron James and Andre Miller. pic.twitter.com/lgx6OPQFAX6:10 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Jalen Graham with a floater from about 8 feet wins it for Arizona State, 64-62.
That’s a tough loss to stomach for Utah. – 6:06 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
That Utah possession out of the timeout went absolutely nowhere, then David Jenkins saved it. Tough pull-up jumper there to tie it. – 6:04 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Track meet in LA today. Clippers win 139-133 after leading the entire game. It’s the most points the Pacers allowed all season.
Nicolas Batum scored a career-high 32pts — all in the second half. LeVert had 26, Duarte had 24. Bitadze scored CH 17p, 8r.
Up next: at LAL on Wed. – 6:00 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Jazz need to make sure Malik Monk becomes an off the bounce shooter rather than a catch and shoot player
29 of his last 47 on catch and shoot 3s 62%
4 of his last 20 off the bounce 3s 20% – 6:00 PM
Denzel Valentine @denzelvalentine
Ja Morant so different lol – 5:57 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Both Gach is starting to be aggressive and get downhill, which is when he’s at his best. Utah back up one after he hits a couple of freebies. – 5:44 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Did Moderna pay TNT for an ad read?
Is that what I just heard? pic.twitter.com/vp9QukZ5Va5:36 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
That’s a tough third foul on Dusan Mahorcic. Craig Smith rolling with him and the three fouls for now with Utah now down six. – 5:24 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
In his last outing against the Bucks, Trae Young tallied 42 PTS (16-26 FG, 8-13 3FG), 10 AST & 8 REB. Young became only the fourth player in NBA history to notch 40+ PTS, 10+ AST, 8+ REB and 8+ 3FGM in a single game, joining James Harden (3x), Paul George and Russell Westbrook. – 5:19 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
… the Lakers best win of the season might be over the Cavs? 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️ – 5:16 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Episode 5 of Stargazing with @Travonne
What’s it like to be in an NBA entourage?
— VIP treatment
— Partying with LeBron and Drake
— The code
— Transitioning back to reality
YouTube: https://t.co/qs2UUq1nkd
Apple: https://t.co/NCKJWHeoJA…
Spotify: https://t.co/FnEqrOWpOg… pic.twitter.com/c68u101f2o5:13 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Halftime: Utah 28, Arizona State 26.
David Jenkins at the horn with a tough fallaway triple.
Final 4+ of that half set the game back. – 4:54 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Russell Westbrook has responded sternly to the ever-growing trade chatter around him.
#Lakers #LakeShow #NBA
sportscasting.com/russell-westbr…4:51 PM
Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Latest @BleacherReport Latest NBA Trade Intel: Lakers Realistic Targets, Myles Turner Landing Spots bleacherreport.com/articles/29525…4:48 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Jazz v. Lakers has a very experienced @NBAOfficial crew tonight.
David Guthrie in his 17th year, has called 70 playoff games and 6 NBA Finals.
Michael Smith in his 29th year with 52 playoff games’
Scott Wall in his 27th year with 14 playoff games.
Rare to get 3 playoff refs – 4:47 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Utah went nearly 4:00 without a point. That’s been a thing for much of this season. – 4:30 PM

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