Utah faces Los Angeles in 3-game skidding


Utah Jazz (42-15, first in Western Conference) vs Los Angeles Lakers (35-22, fifth in Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Monday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Utah hit the road against Los Angeles to break their three-game losing streak on the road.

The Lakers are 21-11 in conference. Los Angeles averages 15.6 turnovers per game and is 17-6 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents.

The Jazz are 19-9 against their opponents in the Western Conference. Utah is 19-10 against opponents over .500.

The teams face off for the second game in a row.

BEST PERFORMERS: Kyle Kuzma is second to the Lakers with an average of 2.0 to 3 points and scores 12.8 points per game while shooting 35% from beyond the arc. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has averaged 2.6 3-pointers and 12.6 points in the last 10 games with Los Angeles.

Rudy Gobert shot 67% and is averaging 14.4 points for the Jazz. Joe Ingles is shooting 45.7% and averaging 11.6 points in the last 10 games for Utah.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 5-5, averaging 107.5 points, 42.6 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 9.1 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% of the ground. Their opponents average 106.2 points on 46.3% shooting.

Jazz: 6-4, averaging 117.7 points, 48.3 rebounds, 22.5 assists, six steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field. Their opponents average 109.9 points on 44.4% shooting.

INJURIES: Lakers: LeBron James: out (ankle), Jared Dudley: out (knee), Anthony Davis: out (achilles).

Jazz: Donovan Mitchell: exterior (ankle), Udoka Azubuike: exterior (ankle).




The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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