Recap: Lakers take one on the chin against the Jazz

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The Los Angeles Lakers are experiencing their worst stretch of basketball in some time. Wednesday’s 114-89 loss to the Utah Jazz drops their record to 22-11. This makes four losses in a row.

Anthony Davis and Dennis Schröder missed another one. To try to add some creativity and spacing, they came out with a new lineup. Markieff Morris and Talen Horton-Tucker joined the starters. They replaced Wesley Matthews and Kyle Kuzma.

The first quarter started promising, as L.A. trailed 24-23. In the second quarter and beyond, Utah showed why they are the league’s best team. By halftime, they poured in 14 three-pointers. The Jazz never looked back. They finished with a blistering 45.8% long-range makes on 48 attempts. They also had six scorers in double-figures.

James added 19 points on the night. He was followed by Montrezl Harrell with 16 of his own and Markieff Morris with 12.

They will be back in action on Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers.

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