The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers played last night in Salt Lake City and what was supposed to be a good game between two young teams ran away from the young Lake Show core, who was once again playing without LeBron James.
While it stayed somewhat close in the first quarter, the Jazz broke the game open in the second quarter with a crazy run and going up 24 by halftime.
The play of the game came towards the end of the second quarter when Donovan Mitchell yammed on JaVale Mcgee in the middle of that Utah run, capping it off with the ultimate disrespect. This could be contender for dunk of the year.
Mitchell finished with 33 points and 9 assists on the night, while the rest of the Jazz starters ended in double figures in points. Rudy Gobert also had 18 rebounds.
On the other side of the ball, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart had slow games, scoring 11 points, 7 points and 6 respectively. Brandon Ingram led the starters in scoring with 15 points.
Utah is still crawling into playoff positioning, with Los Angeles holding on to the eighth spot in a tight Western Conference.