© Reuters. NBA: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers The Utah Jazz will search for some payback within the second of back-to-back video games towards the host Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night time. The Lakers posted a 127-115 extra time victory on Saturday, led by Andre Drummond’s 27 factors, alongside along with his eight
© Reuters. NBA: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers
The Utah Jazz will search for some payback within the second of back-to-back video games towards the host Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night time.
The Lakers posted a 127-115 extra time victory on Saturday, led by Andre Drummond’s 27 factors, alongside along with his eight rebounds. Level guard Dennis Schroder completed with 25 factors, eight assists and 6 rebounds.
Nonetheless, Utah head coach Quin Snyder rested Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley Jr. and Derrick Favors along with his group taking part in within the second of back-to-back video games after a house win towards the Indiana Pacers on Friday.
Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell additionally didn’t play Saturday attributable to a proper ankle sprain that can hold him out for the subsequent a number of video games.
The expectation is that Gobert, Conley Jr. and Favors shall be obtainable Monday.
“It was a very good effort,” stated Utah’s Joe Ingles, who completed with 20 factors and 14 assists within the loss to the Lakers. “A variety of guys who do not normally play, performed heavy minutes and did a very good job. I feel we will take a number of great things from that.”
Particularly, the return of Gobert, the most effective defensive facilities within the league, ought to present a carry inside. The Jazz have been outrebounded 52-37 by the Lakers on Saturday.
Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson, who completed with a team-high 27 factors, stated his group had a tricky time matching as much as L.A.’s larger lineup, with Drummond taking on area inside.
“As soon as we get guys again wholesome, I feel we’ll do a very good job of holding that paint down and stopping them from getting straightforward baskets,” Clarkson stated.
Los Angeles lastly is beginning to determine the right way to win video games on a extra constant foundation with LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (calf) nonetheless recovering from accidents. The aim is that each gamers shall be again on the court docket earlier than the common season concludes subsequent month.
The Lakers have received 5 of their previous 10 video games and completed 4-3 on a current seven-game journey with out their two superstars.
“We’re getting wholesome on the proper time, and it is good for us,” Lakers ahead Markieff Morris stated. “With this loopy season and with all these video games — back-to-back video games and days in between, with out our two finest gamers we held it down for essentially the most half.
“Now we’re getting them again totally wholesome and able to make some noise.”
Schroder has taken on extra of a management function on each ends of the ground with James and Davis out. Over the previous 10 video games, Schroder is averaging 15.6 factors and seven.8 assists a contest.
The 27-year-old is also taking part in by means of nagging accidents, together with an contaminated foot that limits his mobility.
“Dennis is a competitor,” Drummond stated. “I’ve performed towards Dennis his complete profession, and I’ve received an opportunity to observe him and play towards him, and he is all the time been that means his complete profession.
“And to be his teammate now and see it first-hand, he is an unbelievable participant. He would not surrender. He performs each possession prefer it’s his final. And defensively he is way more superior than folks give him credit score for.”
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