For the Los Angeles Lakers, their game against the Utah Jazz on Friday night at EnergySolutions Arena came down to two plays. L.A. didn’t make either one in the final seconds and ended up losing, 105-103. After tying the game, 103-103, the Lakers needed a defensive stop to force overtime. Utah scored the go-ahead basket, however, when Gordon Hayward drove past Xavier Henry. His layup over a leaping Jordan Hill missed, but the Jazz’s Derrick Favors was alone for the putback. He gave Utah a two-point lead with 2.1 seconds remaining. Coach Mike D’Antoni didn’t blame Henry or Hill for their defense on the go-ahead basket.
Short-handed Lakers can’t finish against Utah Jazz
Salt Lake Tribune | Dec 28