Davis scores 26 points, Lakers rout Jazz 121-96
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers had plenty of energy left for the second night of a difficult back-to-back.
Anthony Davis scored 26 points, LeBron James added 20 points and 12 assists for his 17th double-double in 22 games, and the Lakers dominated on both ends of the court in a 121-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
A night after winning in Denver, the Lakers pushed the pace on offense and closed down passing lanes and contested shots even while leading by double digits throughout the second half.
"We knew we had to bring energy," James said. "Even with a back-to-back, we still got to have energy and we got to push the pace. We're very good when we get stops and we run. ... It's very important fo