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Alec Burks scores 24, Jazz beat Lakers

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Alec Burks finished with 24 and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 96-79. Utah (18-33) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Miami Heat on Saturday.

Burks went 8-11 from the field, in a strong performance. Utah also got solid performances from Gordon Hayward with 15 points and 8 rebounds, and Derrick Favors with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Chris Kaman had a strong performance for Los Angeles in the loss, putting up 25 points on 11-24 shooting. Wesley Johnson chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds and Shawne Williams finished with 11 points and 6 rebounds.

In addition to 25.0% from 3-point range, the Lakers tallied an eFG% of just 41.2%. They are winless (0-8) on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Jazz, conversely, are 5-2 when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.

This drops Los Angeles (18-34) to 1-2 versus Utah on the season.

Coming up next, the Jazz take on the Philadelphia 76ers, who are 15-38 on the year. The Lakers match up against the Oklahoma City Thunder, currently 42-12 this season. The Lakers have a 0-1 record against Oklahoma City this season.

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