Lakers 120, Jazz 91

The Lakers beat the Utah Jazz for the ninth consecutive time at Staples Center and for the 19th time in 22 games since their downtown arena opened. Tuesday’s game was close only for a few minutes early in the game. The Lakers never trailed and led by as many as 38 points. Kobe Bryant scored 21 points, Pau Gasol had 20 and Andrew Bynum added 19. Deron Williams scored 17 for Utah, which lost for the fifth time on its five-game trip.