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Balanced Scoring Lifts Lakers Past Jazz 120-91

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Kobe Bryant collected 21 points to lead a balanced scoring attack, and the Los Angeles Lakers had their best shooting performance of the season Tuesday in a 120-91 victory over the Utah Jazz.

Pau Gasol scored 20 points and Andrew Bynum added 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers, who shot 62 percent from the field to win for the 10th time in their last 12 games.

LA had a successful start to a five-game homestand that will also include visits by the Kings, Celtics, Rockets and Spurs.

Deron Williams scored 17 points and C.J. Miles had 14, but the Jazz finished 0-5 on a disastrous road trip that also included losses in Washington, New Jersey, Boston and Philadelphia.

In addition to setting a season-best mark in shooting percentage, the Lakers also had a season-high 34 assists — despite no one collecting more than Bryant’s six.

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01/26 01:06:48 ET