Jazz beat Lakers, who fall to 1-4Posted by Inside Hoops
Al Jefferson scored 18 points and Randy Foye added 17 on five 3-pointers to lift the Utah Jazz over the Los Angeles Lakers, 95-86 on Wednesday night.
Mo Williams added 16 points on 8 of 13 shooting for Utah (2-3).
Kobe Bryant entered the game shooting nearly 60 percent but started 3 of 10 and finished 7 of 17 for 29 points as the Lakers fell to 1-4.
Dwight Howard added 19 points for the Lakers and Metta World Peace had 15.
The Jazz led by as many as 16 points early, but the Lakers were within five with 8:27 left before Foye hit three straight 3-pointers to give Utah a 79-68 lead with 6:40 remaining.
The Lakers held a huge advantage at the free throw line, making 32 of 46, including 15 of 17 for Bryant. The Jazz were 16 of 18 from the line.
– Reported by Lynn DeBruin of the Associated Press