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Utah vs Los Angeles Recap - Lakers Win 96-71

Los Angeles cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Utah out of the gym and running up a 96-71 score at STAPLES Center.

The Lakers were a 5.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 188.5.

Los Angeles got 26 points from Kobe Bryant and another 22 points from Pau Gasol. Kobe Bryant contributed 5 assists, while Troy Murphy cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Utah got 18 points from Paul Millsap in a losing cause and another 10 points from Josh Howard. Devin Harris contributed 6 assists for the Jazz, while Enes Kanter had 11 rebounds.

The Lakers hit the break leading 41-31 before taking care of business in the second half.

Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Knicks. Utah, meanwhile, will have their next action against Denver.