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Bryant Scores 27 Points In 28 Minutes In Preseason Loss To Utah

ANAHEIM (AP) – Gordon Hayward scored 16 points to lead a balanced offense and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 119-86, in a preseason game Thursday night.

Kobe Bryant had 27 points on 10 for 23 in 28 minutes for the Lakers (1-3). Carlos Boozer scored 17 points, and Jordan Hill finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds.

Los Angeles played without 40-year-old Steve Nash after he hurt his back carrying bags Wednesday at his Manhattan Beach home. Ronnie Price took his place and had eight points in 27 minutes. Jeremy Lin also sat out with a sprained left ankle.

The Jazz outscored the Lakers by six points while Bryant was on the court.

Utah led 56-35 at halftime, and the Lakers got no closer than 17 the rest of the way. Jack Cooley's layup extended the Jazz's lead to 101-71 with 7:22 remaining.

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