Burks scores 6 of his 27 in OT to lift Jazz past Lakers
HONOLULU (AP) Alec Burks scored six of his 27 points in overtime to help the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 117-114 in a preseason game Tuesday night.
Burks shot 9 of 14 from the field to lead five players in double figures. Rodney Hood had 21 points, Trey Burke added 15, Trey Lyles 13 and Jeff Withey 11 for the Jazz (2-0).
Withey had a dunk off a pass from Elijah Millsap with 28 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 105.
Lou Williams scored 20 points to lead the Lakers (0-2), who lost rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell to a bruised glute muscle in the first quarter.
In his second game back from rotator cuff surgery, Kobe Bryant scored 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting in just under 21 minutes of action. Bryant played 12 minutes and had five points in Sunday’s preseason opener.
JAZZ: Utah shot 57 percent from the field in the first quarter to take a 35-24 lead, but was outscored 24-14 in the second quarter and led by one at halftime.
LAKERS: Roy Hibbert scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Julius Randle also scored 16 points for Los Angeles, which shot 43 percent (36 of 83) from the field.
BOOKER TOSSED: Utah forward Trevor Booker was ejected at the 7:14 mark of the third quarter after an altercation with Hibbert. The pair got in each other’s faces after Randle drew a personal foul on the defensive end of the floor. Booker then took an open-handed swing at Hibbert. Replays appeared to show that he did make contact with Hibbert’s face. Booker was assessed two technical fouls and was consequently sent to the locker room. Hibbert also drew a technical foul.
RUSSELL HURT: Russell, the second overall pick from Ohio State, went down in the paint with 7:42 left in the quarter after stepping in front of Rudy Gobert as Utah’s center went to the basket. Russell was called for a foul on the play and remained face down on the court for about a minute before being helped off the court by team personnel. He was taken to the locker room.
UP NEXT: Los Angeles will play Toronto on Thursday in Ontario, Calif. Utah will visit Phoenix on Friday.