Utah Jazz forward Chris Johnson, left, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 25 points and the Utah Jazz snapped a seven-game road losing streak with an 86-74 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.
Kobe Bryant didn’t play for the Lakers because of a strained right Achilles tendon. The NBA’s third all-time leading scorer has played in only 72 of 205 games since tearing his left Achilles with two games left in the 2012-13 season.
Bryant started the past two games, scoring a combined 47 points in 59 1/2 minutes after missing the previous three with a sore right shoulder.
Lou Williams led the Lakers with 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists, after scoring a career-high 44 in Friday night’s 117-113 home loss to Oklahoma City.
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, of France, dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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