Friday, January 25 2013, 11:58 PM MST
Lakers Snap Jazz's Win Streak With 102-84 Victory
(KUTV) Simply put: The Utah Jazz didn't play well and the Lakers did, as Kobe Bryant collected a double-double in the L.A.'s 102-84 victory over the Jazz Friday night at Staples Center.
The Lakers also got an unexpected boost from Metta World Peace made five 3's in the game and Dwight Howard chipped in with 17 points and 13 rebounds as the Lakers improved to 18-13 on the season
Meanwhile Utah's record slips to 23-20 overall, but the Jazz could have completed a rare season sweep of the Lakers. However a slow start in the first quarter and a serge by L.A. in the 4th quarter was enough to snap the Jazz's four-game win streak.
Derrick Favors came off the bench to lead the Jazz with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Al Jefferson led the Utah starters with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Utah returns home Saturday night to face the Indiana Pacers.
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