LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 22 points, Trey Burke added 17 off the bench, and the Utah Jazz sent the Los Angeles Lakers to their 50th loss of the season, 80-73 on Thursday night.
The Jazz, coming off an 88-84 loss against that Washington that ended a season-best six-game winning streak, are 12-2 since the All-Star break.
The loss was the fourth in a row for the lottery-bound Lakers, who have dropped 25 of their last 30.
Wesley Johnson had 12 points to lead the Lakers.
They reached the 50-loss mark for the second straight season and only the fifth in the franchise’s 67-year history. That compares to 32 seasons with 50 or more victories and 16 NBA championships.
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