The Lakers finally played nice with each other, and the Jazz simply didn't play well.
It was a bad combination for a team looking to make a little history.
Hoping to record their first-ever regular-season sweep of the Lakers, the Jazz instead lost 102-84 in a game they never led and rarely threatened.
The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Jazz (23-20). The re-energized Lakers, meanwhile, turned around a four-game skid and finally found synergy between the host of superstars who, prior to Friday, have largely struggled to coexist.
"In my mind," Tyrone Corbin said before the game, "they'll get it figured out. I just don't want them to get it figured out tonight."
Minutes later, he watched his team fall behind 15-4 to the team that began the season as the Western Conference favorites.
Utah Jazz lose to troubled Lakers 102-84
Salt Lake Tribune | Jan 26