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Jazz Fall To Lakers

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The Utah Jazz went into Friday nights game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the number two spot in the Western Conference standings.
A 92-106 loss to the L.A. team changed all that, dropping the Jazz to the number three spot behind Phoenix. At this point in the season with the teams in such a tight race to the finish, every game has to be a good game. Unfortunately, the Jazz had a dismal first quarter (being down as many as 20 points) which left them playing catch-up ball all night long. They managed to get things going for a while and were within 4 points of the hot-shooting Lakers, but that is as close as it would be before L.A. went on a 18-2 run that left the Jazz behind in the dust. Boozer struggled with his game although he did end up with 20 points. Williams also contributed 20 points and 10 assists but it just wasn’t enough to get the job done. Meanwhile, the team will have 3 days off in which to hopefully get back in gear and get a win on Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. If the Jazz want a good spot for the play-offs they are going to have to win their remaining games.