The Jazz just had too many weapons for the L.A. Lakers and cruised to a 117-110 win Sunday night. Six Jazz players finished in double figures, paced by Paul Millsap's 24 and Mo Williams' 22.
The Jazz bench proved to be the deciding difference, and Dwight Howard just never got it going for LA, as they fell to 9-12 on the year.
The Lakers were a one-man show, with Kobe Bryant putting up 34 on 9-of-24 shooting. The Lakers got contributions from their bench, too, but they simply lack the firepower and diversification in their offense playing without two of their big four.
Steve Nash has only appeared in two games this season and Pau Gasol is on the shelf with knee tendinitis.
With Steve Blake out for six to eight weeks as well, it forced the Lakers to turn to third- and fourth-string point guards Chris Duhon and Darius Morris.
The Lakers played from behind all night but made a run to cut the lead to 115-107 with 1:41 remaining. But the Jazz hung on for the W.
Let's take a look at the Lakers' postgame grades.