Los Angeles • The Lakers always sparkle. Add two perennial All-NBA performers to an already loaded lineup and it's downright gaudy.
Through a half, the Jazz were just trying to keep their end from getting too ugly. At halftime Saturday at Staples Center, the Lakers lead the Jazz 46-35. The Lakers outscored the Jazz 13-5 in the final minutes of the half to break open a previously tight game with the Jazz, who are playing the second of back-to-back games.
The Jazz beat Oklahoma City 97-81 at EnergySolutions Arena on Friday. Whether it was because of the quick turnaround or the separation gap the Lakers are expected to enjoy over opponents through the season, the Jazz struggled to keep up against in the first half.