Following two straight ugly road losses, the Utah Jazz got back on the winning track Saturday night at Vivint Arena, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 96-81.
The turning point: The Jazz got off to a strong start on both ends of the floor and led 31-16 after the first quarter. The Lakers hung around throughout the night but Utah finished strong to secure the win.
- Utah shot nearly 47 percent from the field compared to just over 38 percent for Los Angeles. The Jazz made 13 3-pointers compared to just five for the Lakers.
- Utah won the rebounding battle, 49-39.
- Five Jazzmen finished in double figures compared to two for Los Angeles.
The heroes: Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 22 points and added three steals, three rebounds and two assists. Ricky Rubio added 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a steal.
Next up: vs. Dallas (1-6), Monday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. MDT
On deck: vs. Portland (3-2), Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. MDT