Before Kobe Bryant really showed up, he got shown up.
The large contingent of bandwagon purple-and-gold sporting Laker fans at EnergySolutions Arena certainly enjoyed the former. The Jazz and their fans will happily take the latter.
Bryant scored the final 16 Laker points Wednesday night, but that wasn't nearly enough to undo the damage done by a guy who used to call Staples Center home.
Foye, oh Randy Foye, the Jazz's backup guard, overshadowed Bryant's late-game surge by hitting four of his five 3-pointers in the final period while leading the Utah Jazz to a 95-86 victory at rocking EnergySolutions Arena.
The win in this duel between surprising 1-3 squads was much-needed for the Jazz after their recent road woes, which included losses in New Orleans, San Antonio and Memphis.
That rough stretch weighed heavily on Utah (2-3) since returning after Monday's setback to the Grizzlies.
Kobe Bryant outshadowed by, yep, Randy Foye in Jazz win over L.A. Lakers
The Deseret News | Nov 8