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Davis scores 26 points, Lakers rout Jazz 121-96

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers had plenty of energy left for the second night of a difficult back-to-back.

Anthony Davis scored 26 points, LeBron James added 20 points and 12 assists for his 17th double-double in 22 games, and the Lakers dominated on both ends of the court in a 121-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

A night after winning in Denver, the Lakers pushed the pace on offense and closed down passing lanes and contested shots even while leading by double digits throughout the second half.

''We knew we had to bring energy,'' James said. ''Even with a back-to-back, we still got to have energy and we got to push the pace. We're very good when we get stops and we run. ... It's very important for us to push the pace, but it starts with our defense and we got defensive stops.''

Rajon Rondo paced a strong bench effort with 14 points, and season highs of 12 assists and eight rebounds.

The Lakers burned the Jazz repeatedly in transition, outscoring Utah 32-5 in fast-break points. Much of that came as a result of high-energy defense. Los Angeles totaled 21 points off 19 Jazz turnovers.

''We've got a good team,'' Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. ''We have high aspirations. We're trying to keep a game-to-game, stay-in-the-moment focus throughout the year.''

Donovan Mitchell scored 29 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 23 for Utah. The Jazz lost for the fifth time in six games.

Utah shot 45.2% from 3-point range but forced just seven turnovers - a season-low for the Lakers - and allowed Los Angeles to shoot 51% from the field and 48% from 3-point range.

''At the beginning of the year there was a determination and a focus defensively, and it showed,'' Utah coach Quin Snyder said. ''More recently, we've allowed other things, whether it be a missed shot, perception of a bad call, a turnover - everything is lingering. Our inability to get to the next play has hurt our defense.''

The Jazz opened the game with baskets on four straight possessions and took an 11-5 lead. Bogdanovic got things going with back-to-back 3-pointers. Utah eventually cooled down. Los Angeles did not.

Behind a 9-0 run, the Lakers surged out to a 30-20 lead. Davis scored back-to-back baskets to punctuate the run. Los Angeles was just getting started.

The Lakers used a 16-4 run, sparked by a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the first quarter from Kyle Kuzma, to stake out a 46-30 lead early in the second quarter. James fueled the bulk of the run with three baskets over a minute.

''We've got to come in and look at ourselves in the mirror, and there's stuff we've got to do better,'' Mitchell said. ''We've got to hold each other accountable when it's necessary.''

Los Angeles maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half. The Lakers led by as many as 25 points after halftime.

Utah shot 50% from the field in the third quarter and trimmed the deficit to 68-57 on a runner from Jeff Green. That's as close as the Jazz got. Los Angeles countered with a 10-2 run capped off by JaVale McGee's alley-oop dunk to go up 78-59 midway through the quarter.

''We've been struggling coming out in the third quarter, giving teams more life,'' Davis said. ''We gave it up a little bit tonight and then we kind of found it again.''

TIP-INS

Lakers: Dwight Howard made his first 3-pointer of the season with 6:25 left in the fourth quarter. ... Los Angeles outscored the Jazz 52-34 in the paint. . The Lakers are 12-1 this season when outscoring their opponent in fast-break points.

Jazz: Mike Conley missed his first game of the season (left hamstring tightness). Mitchell started at point guard in Conley's place with Joe Ingles starting at shooting guard. ... Rudy Gobert had 10 rebounds.

BLOCK PARTY

Davis finished with three blocked shots. All three blocks came during the third quarter. His first one provided the biggest highlight when he ran past Bogdanovic, changed direction, and recovered to block the Jazz forward's attempted 3-pointer.

Davis made a tough play look simple and, in the process, summed up for his teammates where he is at defensively early in the season.

''It's not hard (to block that shot) when you're defensive player of the year,'' James said.

STREAK BUSTED

It was James' first win in Utah since Dec. 8, 2010.

UP NEXT

Lakers: At Portland on Friday night.

Jazz: Host Memphis on Saturday night.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:46   JaVale McGee missed alley-oop shot  
11:43   Defensive rebound by Jeff Green  
11:38 +3 Bojan Bogdanovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jeff Green 0-3
11:29   Personal foul on Jeff Green  
11:25   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:23   Defensive rebound by Donovan Mitchell  
11:12 +3 Bojan Bogdanovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Joe Ingles 0-6
10:48 +3 Danny Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 3-6
10:32 +2 Rudy Gobert made alley-oop shot, assist by Donovan Mitchell 3-8
10:16   Anthony Davis missed floating jump shot  
10:12   Offensive rebound by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope  
10:06   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:01   Offensive rebound by Danny Green  
9:56   JaVale McGee missed layup  
9:53   Offensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
9:49   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
9:29 +3 Joe Ingles made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jeff Green 3-11
9:09 +2 Anthony Davis made turnaround jump shot 5-11
8:55   Joe Ingles missed finger-roll layup, blocked by JaVale McGee  
8:50   Defensive rebound by Danny Green  
8:50   Personal foul on Bojan Bogdanovic  
8:43   LeBron James missed fade-away jump shot  
8:37   Offensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
8:35   JaVale McGee missed dunk  
8:29   Offensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
8:28 +2 JaVale McGee made dunk 7-11
8:17   Bad pass turnover on Jeff Green, stolen by JaVale McGee  
8:17   Personal foul on Joe Ingles  
8:09   Anthony Davis missed jump shot  
8:07   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
7:55   Joe Ingles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:52   Defensive rebound by Danny Green  
7:47 +3 Danny Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 10-11
7:26 +2 Donovan Mitchell made jump shot 10-13
7:17 +2 LeBron James made layup 12-13
7:06   Donovan Mitchell missed floating jump shot  
7:03   Defensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
6:47 +2 Anthony Davis made dunk, assist by LeBron James 14-13
6:28   Bojan Bogdanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:25   Offensive rebound by Jeff Green  
6:12 +2 Ed Davis made jump shot, assist by Royce O'Neale 14-15
5:50 +2 JaVale McGee made dunk, assist by LeBron James 16-15
5:39   Donovan Mitchell missed driving layup  
5:37   Defensive rebound by Anthony Davis  
5:34 +3 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Anthony Davis 19-15
5:19 +3 Georges Niang made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bojan Bogdanovic 19-18
5:07   JaVale McGee missed floating jump shot  
5:06   UTA team rebound  
5:06   Personal foul on JaVale McGee  
4:50   Georges Niang missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:47   Defensive rebound by Anthony Davis  
4:42 +2 LeBron James made layup 21-18
4:29 +2 Ed Davis made alley-oop shot, assist by Donovan Mitchell 21-20
4:18 +2 Anthony Davis made floating jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 23-20
4:06   Donovan Mitchell missed finger-roll layup  
4:04   Defensive rebound by Rajon Rondo  
3:50 +2 LeBron James made reverse layup, assist by Rajon Rondo 25-20
3:35   Bojan Bogdanovic missed hook shot  
3:32   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
3:20 +2 Anthony Davis made floating jump shot, assist by LeBron James 27-20
3:20   Shooting foul on Ed Davis  
3:20 +1 Anthony Davis made free throw 28-20
3:05   Bojan Bogdanovic missed driving layup, blocked by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope  
3:05   UTA team rebound  
2:57   Offensive foul on Joe Ingles  
2:57   Turnover on Joe Ingles  
2:39 +2 Anthony Davis made jump shot 30-20
2:24 +3 Georges Niang made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Joe Ingles 30-23
2:02   Rajon Rondo missed finger-roll layup  
2:01   UTA team rebound  
1:54   Dante Exum missed driving layup  
1:48   Offensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
1:48   Rudy Gobert missed dunk  
1:47   Defensive rebound by Anthony Davis  
1:35   Troy Daniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:33   Defensive rebound by Joe Ingles  
1:24   Shooting foul on Anthony Davis  
1:24   Joe Ingles missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:24   UTA team rebound  
1:24 +1 Joe Ingles made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-24
1:09   Kyle Kuzma missed floating jump shot  
1:07   UTA team rebound  
0:54 +2 Rudy Gobert made layup, assist by Joe Ingles 30-26
0:33   Kyle Kuzma missed running Jump Shot  
0:30   LAL team rebound  
0:29   Jumpball  
0:18   Shooting foul on Rudy Gobert  
0:18   Kyle Kuzma missed 1st of 3 free throws  
0:18   LAL team rebound  
0:18 +1 Kyle Kuzma made 2nd of 3 free throws 31-26
0:18   Kyle Kuzma missed 3rd of 3 free throws  
0:15   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
0:06   Joe Ingles missed floating jump shot  
0:03   Defensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
0:00 +3 Kyle Kuzma made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 34-26
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:52   Offensive foul on Rudy Gobert  
11:52   Turnover on Rudy Gobert  
11:41   LeBron James missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:38   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
11:21   Jeff Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:19   Defensive rebound by Rajon Rondo  
10:59 +3 Rajon Rondo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 37-26
10:44   Georges Niang missed floating jump shot  
10:41   Defensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
10:34   Kyle Kuzma missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:30   Defensive rebound by Joe Ingles  
10:25   Offensive foul on Joe Ingles  
10:25   Turnover on Joe Ingles  
10:11   Out of bounds turnover on Alex Caruso  
9:50   Georges Niang missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:47   Defensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
9:33 +2 LeBron James made jump shot 39-26
9:33   Shooting foul on Dante Exum  
9:33 +1 LeBron James made free throw 40-26
9:21 +3 Donovan Mitchell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rudy Gobert 40-29
9:12 +3 LeBron James made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 43-29
8:58   Donovan Mitchell missed jump shot  
8:56   Defensive rebound by Rajon Rondo  
8:51   LeBron James missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:47   Defensive rebound by Donovan Mitchell  
8:44   Shooting foul on Alex Caruso  
8:44 +1 Rudy Gobert made 1st of 2 free throws 43-30
8:44   Rudy Gobert missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
8:42   Defensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
8:31 +2 LeBron James made jump shot 45-30
8:21   Donovan Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:19   Offensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
8:17   Jeff Green missed layup, blocked by Dwight Howard  
8:17   Defensive rebound by Alex Caruso  
8:08   Shooting foul on Rudy Gobert  
8:08   Full timeout called  
8:08   Kyle Kuzma missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:08   LAL team rebound  
8:08 +1 Kyle Kuzma made 2nd of 2 free throws 46-30
7:49   Ed Davis missed hook shot  
7:47   Defensive rebound by Danny Green  
7:34   LeBron James missed running Jump Shot  
7:33   LAL team rebound  
7:33   Personal foul on Ed Davis  
7:27   LeBron James missed jump shot  
7:23   Offensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
7:21   LeBron James missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:18   Defensive rebound by Royce O'Neale  
7:14   Bad pass turnover on Bojan Bogdanovic, stolen by Kyle Kuzma  
7:05   Offensive foul on LeBron James  
7:05   Turnover on LeBron James  
6:57   Dante Exum missed driving layup  
6:51   Offensive rebound by Ed Davis  
6:51 +2 Ed Davis made dunk 46-32
6:35   Bad pass turnover on Kyle Kuzma, stolen by Royce O'Neale  
6:31   Royce O'Neale missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:29   UTA team rebound  
6:20 +3 Bojan Bogdanovic made 3-pt. jump shot 46-35
5:56   Rajon Rondo missed jump shot  
5:53   Defensive rebound by Donovan Mitchell  
5:45   Ed Davis missed layup  
5:43   Defensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
5:38 +3 Alex Caruso made 3-pt. jump shot 49-35
5:18 +3 Donovan Mitchell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bojan Bogdanovic 49-38
4:58   Alex Caruso missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:53   Offensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
4:43   Kyle Kuzma missed driving layup  
4:41   Defensive rebound by Royce O'Neale  
4:38   Royce O'Neale missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:34   Defensive rebound by Alex Caruso  
4:14 +2 Dwight Howard made alley-oop shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 51-38
4:05   Out of bounds turnover on Donovan Mitchell  
3:53   Personal foul on Ed Davis  
3:39   Shooting foul on Royce O'Neale  
3:39 +1 Anthony Davis made 1st of 2 free throws 52-38
3:39 +1 Anthony Davis made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-38
3:31 +2 Donovan Mitchell made driving layup 53-40
3:31   Shooting foul on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope  
3:31 +1 Donovan Mitchell made free throw 53-41
3:24   Personal foul on Royce O'Neale  
3:24 +1 Anthony Davis made 1st of 2 free throws 54-41
3:24 +1 Anthony Davis made 2nd of 2 free throws 55-41
3:10   Bojan Bogdanovic missed jump shot  
3:08   Defensive rebound by Rajon Rondo  
3:02   Bad pass turnover on Rajon Rondo, stolen by Bojan Bogdanovic  
2:56   Royce O'Neale missed layup, blocked by Danny Green  
2:55   Defensive rebound by Rajon Rondo  
2:55   Personal foul on Jeff Green  
2:55 +1 Rajon Rondo made 1st of 2 free throws 56-41
2:55 +1 Rajon Rondo made 2nd of 2 free throws 57-41
2:52   Personal foul on Danny Green  
2:42   Donovan Mitchell missed driving layup  
2:39   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
2:36 +2 LeBron James made layup 59-41
2:24 +2 Donovan Mitchell made driving dunk 59-43
2:00   LeBron James missed jump shot  
1:57   Defensive rebound by Royce O'Neale  
1:42   Personal foul on Danny Green  
1:33   Donovan Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:30   Defensive rebound by Rajon Rondo  
1:27   Out of bounds turnover on Rajon Rondo  
1:17 +3 Bojan Bogdanovic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Donovan Mitchell 59-46
0:50   LeBron James missed jump shot  
0:46   Defensive rebound by Ed Davis  
0:36   Donovan Mitchell missed turnaround jump shot  
0:34   UTA team rebound  
0:34   Personal foul on Anthony Davis  
0:34   Ed Davis missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:34   UTA team rebound  
0:34 +1 Ed Davis made 2nd of 2 free throws 59-47
0:30 +3 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 62-47
0:09   Donovan Mitchell missed driving layup  
0:06   Defensive rebound by Dwight Howard  
0:03 +3 Kyle Kuzma made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 65-47
0:00   Royce O'Neale missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   UTA team rebound  
0:00   End of period