ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 12 of his game-high 20
points in the third quarter to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a
95-85 exhibition victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.
Smush Parker added 15 points, Lamar Odom had 14 and Kwame Brown
grabbed nine rebounds for the Lakers (5-2), who won their third
consecutive preseason game.
Kris Humphries led the Jazz (2-3) with 14 points. Milt Palacio
and Gordan Giricek each had 11 and Andrei Kirilenko added 10.
Mehmet Okur had nine rebounds.
Bryant scored his 12 points in an 8-minute span of the third
quarter as Los Angeles built a 71-50 lead with 4:08 left in the
Humphries scored eight points during a 13-2 run that pulled Utah
within 77-71 with 6:47 to play. But the Lakers made six of eight
free throws during an 8-2 run that put Los Angeles up 85-73 with
The Lakers forced five turnovers and held the Jazz to one field
goal attempt in the game's first five minutes. Utah committed 21
turnovers in the game.