Clarkson leads Lakers rally for 100-97 win over Jazz
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 22 points and the Los Angeles Lakers erased a double-digit deficit for a 100-97 comeback win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
The Lakers used a 10-0 run late in the fourth quarter to take their first lead at 90-88. The Jazz failed to gets stops down the stretch and couldn't score on the offensive end.
Utah jumped out to a 10-point, first-quarter lead, but the Lakers chipped away behind Clarkson and Carlos Boozer before tying the game at 59 in the third quarter. The Jazz led 88-80 when the Lakers went on their final run.
Gordon Hayward scored 20 for the Jazz, and Elijah Millsap finished with a career-high 17.
Jordan Hill scored 16 for the Lakers, while Wayne Ellington had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
The Lakers forced 21 turnovers and scored 22 points off of them to aid the comeback win. They shot 52.2 percent from the field during the fourth-quarter comeback while the Jazz went cold and shot 27.3 percent from the field. Ed Davis scored six of his 12 points during the 10-0 run that gave the Lakers the lead.
The Jazz were outscored 31-19 in the final 12 minutes.
Lakers: The injury decimated Lakers started Ryan Kelly, Carlos Boozer, Robert Sacre, Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson. ... Former Jazz forward Boozer, who finished with 14 points and six rebounds, was booed throughout the game.
Jazz: Trey Burke started the second half in place of Dante Exum. ... Burke was held under 16 points for the first time in four games. He had seven points on 2-for-8 shooting. ... The Jazz scored 46 points in the paint while the Lakers scored 38 from inside. ... Rudy Gobert tied a career-high with 16 points to go along with 14 rebounds and three blocks.
Advanced analytics have become a valued tool by coaches and general managers throughout the lead. Lakers coach Byron Scott just isn't one of them. Scott said he gets a weekly update, but that doesn't mean he'll use them.
"We've got a few guys who truly believe in it. I'm not one of them," Scott said. "I listen to it and all that stuff and take it into consideration, but I'm still just old school. ... When they bring it all to me, I look at it, evaluate it and do what I want to do as the head coach."
Lakers: at Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.
Jazz: at Denver Nuggets on Friday.