SALT LAKE CITY -- It isn't every day Kobe Bryant is overshadowed on the offensive end. It's even more rare when the guy who steals the show is Randy Foye.
Bryant went on one of his patented scoring tears late in the fourth quarter Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz.
However, it was too little, too late for the visiting Los Angeles Lakers.
Even though Bryant scored 16 in a row for the Lakers in the final moments at EnergySolutions Arena, Foye's fourth-quarter offensive outburst proved to be more significant in the Jazz's 95-86 win.
"Oh man, I was feeling it," Foye said. "I've got to give a lot of credit to my teammates. My teammates found me at the right spots, and I just knocked down the shots."
Foye scored 17 points, hitting five 3-pointers, four in the final quarter, to help the Jazz (2-3) snap a three-game losing streak.
Bryant finished with a game-high 29 points, but it wasn't enough to prevent Los Angeles from falling for the fourth time in its first five games.
Though the Jazz's expectations are much lower than the Lakers', Utah needed the win just as much. The Jazz won its season opener at home against Dallas, then dropped three games in a row on the road before Wednesday's win.
"This was extremely important. That's all we talked about ever since we had our last road game (Monday). Everyone was so upset," Foye said. "We just came in, we had a great practice (Tuesday), we worked really hard, and we turned it over today."
Did they ever.
Al Jefferson scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Mo Williams contributed 16 points and seven assists to boost the Jazz.
Dwight Howard had a quiet second half, scoring just five points, to finish with 19 points. The Lakers center also had nine rebounds, but he committed five turnovers.
As a team, the Lakers shot just 33.8 percent. They lost despite attempting 46 free throws to Utah's 18. Los Angeles scored twice as many points at the line, 32-16.
"I thought we didn't play well offensively," Lakers coach Mike Brown said. "I can count on both hands and feet how many wide-open shots we had, especially from the 3-point line, that you hope or think is going to go in."
The Lakers hit only 17.4 percent from 3-point range, making four of 23 attempts.
Utah also struggled from outside -- except for Foye. He went 5-for-9 from beyond the arc, while the rest of team went 0-for-8. The Jazz, however, shot 44.6 percent overall.
The backup shooting guard, signed by the Jazz in the offseason after playing for the Clippers, hit three 3-pointers in a row to help Utah go ahead by 11 after the Lakers trimmed the margin to five points with six-plus minutes left.
The Lakers made a third-quarter push, getting to within four points thanks to a 9-0 run that was capped by a Steve Blake 3-pointer.
Utah answered that burst, though, with a three-point play from Marvin Williams and an Enes Kanter dunk to take a 65-57 lead into the fourth.
At the start, the Jazz came out stronger in the battle of 1-3 teams.
Mo Williams scored 14 in the first half, leading Utah to a 51-41 halftime lead. Back from their rough 0-3 road trip, the Jazz used the home-crowd energy to build a lead as big as 16 in the opening half.
"Hard-fought ballgame. The guys really grinded it out," Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. "We needed a win bad on our home floor. Our fans were super at helping us stay in there and just plugging at it and plugging at it."
To begin the game, the Lakers resembled the team that began 0-3 more than the squad that demolished Detroit 108-79 for its first win on Sunday.
Los Angeles scored only 17 points in the first quarter, and it never managed to take a lead.
After his team's shootaround, Howard said the Lakers weren't overly concerned with their slow start.
"It's all about how you finish. There's never a time to panic," Howard said. "You just always have to stay focused. You're always going to go through points in the season where you may lose a lot of games, and there's points in the season where you may win a lot of games."
NOTES: Jazz guard Earl Watson has begun playing one-on-one and said he continues to make improvements. Watson, who had knee surgery last spring, doesn't have a return date. ... Mo Williams played for Lakers coach Mike Brown in Cleveland from 2008-10 before both went to Los Angeles (Williams to the Clippers; Brown to the Lakers). ... Lakers point guard Steve Nash sat out again because of a non-displaced fracture in his left leg.