Jazz 102, Lakers 96

SALT LAKE CITY — This was one the Lakers had in their pockets, then suddenly got it swiped. Kobe Bryant went on one of his electric fourth-quarter runs, scoring 14 consecutive points to give the Lakers a 96-91 lead with 2 minutes, 32 seconds remaining. They didn’t score again, though, and the Utah Jazz rallied to win behind some determined play. Bryant ended up with 31 points, but didn’t get a lot of help in the fourth quarter. Pau Gasol went scoreless after scoring 21 points in the first three quarters. Ron Artest missed a couple of big shots, including a 3-pointer from the corner that would have given the Lakers a lead. He also fumbled a rebound out of bounds at a key moment late in the game. Deron Williams had 29 points for Utah, including the tying 3-pointer. Next: Indiana on Sunday.

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