Recap - Jazz Defeat Los Angeles 96-87
Al Jefferson scored 18 points leading the Jazz to a 96-87 victory over Los Angeles at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday.
Utah won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 187.5.
Utah got 16 points from Paul Millsap and another 12 points from Derrick Favors. Earl Watson contributed 11 assists, while Al Jefferson cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 26 points from Kobe Bryant in a losing cause and another 24 points from Pau Gasol. Pau Gasol contributed 4 assists for the Lakers, while Pau Gasol had 16 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 49-47 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Utah as they grabbed 50 boards, while Los Angeles only had 42.
Utah looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Knicks. The Lakers will aim to get back on the winning track at Philadelphia.