Pink-hot Jazz heap one other loss on Lakers

Mike Conley #10 of the Utah Jazz drives previous Talen Horton-Tucker #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout a sport at Vivint Sensible Residence Enviornment on February 24, 2021 in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah. Alex Goodlett/Getty Pictures/AFP 

Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley every flirted with triple-doubles and Jordan Clarkson scored 18 factors in his customary function off the bench because the red-hot Utah Jazz smashed the Los Angeles Lakers 114-89 Wednesday evening in Salt Lake Metropolis.

Conley completed with 14 factors, eight rebounds and eight assists within the wake of being snubbed as an All-Star reserve, whereas Mitchell totaled 13 factors, 10 rebounds and eight assists in his first sport since incomes a second spot within the All-Star Recreation.

Rudy Gobert, additionally named to his second All-Star workforce, added 18 factors with 9 rebounds because the Jazz to their twenty second win in 24 video games. It additionally the twentieth time within the spurt that they’ve gained by double digits.

Bojan Bogdanovic added 15 factors — all on 3-pointers for Utah, which has one of the best report in franchise historical past to start a season (26-6) and the NBA’s finest mark to this point.

LeBron James scored 19 factors however didn’t have a lot assist in the Lakers’ most lopsided lack of the season. Los Angeles, taking part in with out Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder, misplaced their fourth straight and fell for the fifth time in six video games.

The sport was aggressive within the first quarter, however the Jazz blew it open within the second quarter by outscoring the Lakers 39-24. Utah put it away with a 27-17 third-quarter benefit, holding Los Angeles to its lowest level whole in 1 / 4 this season.

The Lakers are hoping to get Schroder again for Friday’s dwelling sport towards Portland. He has been sidelined for 4 video games on account of NBA well being and security protocols.

Solely two different gamers scored in double figures for the Lakers: Montrezl Harrell (16 factors) and Markieff Morris (12).

Derrick Favors added 12 factors for Utah.

Utah made 22 3-pointers after draining a franchise-record 28 in beating Charlotte on Monday.

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