None of the Jazz's starting lineup cracked the double-digit scoring mark, but Paul Millsap topped Utah with 18 points off the bench after deciding an hour before the game to play despite re-aggravating his right quadriceps tendinitis.
"He's a guy that's going to give you what he got every night he stop on the floor," Corbin said. "He's a little banged up, but I respect the fact he came out and competed. That's what we're asking everybody to do — come out and compete the minutes you're on the floor."
Poor shooting sent the Jazz to the locker room trailing 41-31.
Utah followed a cold-shooting first quarter (7-for-23) with an even more frigid second quarter from the field (6-for-23). For the half, Utah shot only 26 percent.
Utah then only hit 7 of 21 shots in the third quarter as L.A. built a lead as big as 29.
The Jazz (0-1) don't have much time to fret over this loss or find their shots. They travel to Denver tonight to face the Nuggets.
NOTES: Corbin is no hurry to assign captains at this point. That situation, he believes, will play itself out as the season progresses. ... The Jazz have games in five of the next seven nights. ... Twelve Utah players saw action in the first half. Backup point guard Jamaal Tinsley was the last Jazzman to enter the game.
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