Jazz 82, Lakers 74

Well, the less said about the Lakers’ second consecutive loss to the Utah Jazz the better. The Lakers shot 33.3 percent tonight at the Honda Center and topped 20 points in a quarter only once, in the fourth when the made a belated charge at the Jazz. Matt Barnes and Shannon Brown scored 13 points apiece, Pau Gasol had 11 and Steve Blake scored 10. C.J. Miles scored 14 for the Jazz (7-0). Here’s some observations from Gasol:

“Defensively, we’ve got to step it up a notch, be more aggressive, just try to play these next two games like they were regular season games, with the intensity that’s required to win. … Obviously, we understand every night we’re going to be challenged every night, and we have to respond to it every night. Otherwise, if we’re not 100 percent ready we’re going to get outhustled sometimes … The real games start on the 26th and that’s what matters.”

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