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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Agence France-Presse

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Guard Randy Foye scored 17 points to lead the Jazz past the LA Lakers. REUTERS photo

Guard Randy Foye scored 17 points to lead the Jazz past the LA Lakers. REUTERS photo

Randy Foye came off the bench and scored 17 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 95-86 NBA victory over the struggling Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 7.

Foye made four three-pointers in the fourth quarter, while Al Jefferson completed a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds for Utah, who ended a three-game losing streak.

Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 29 points and Dwight Howard added 19 points and nine rebounds, but the star-studded Lakers were unable to build on their first win of the fledgling season, a 108-79 victory over Detroit on Nov. 4.

Bryant scored the Lakers’ final 14 points, but it wasn’t enough for a Lakers team that have lost four of their first five games.

“We have to do a better job keeping our frustrations on the inside and play through it,” center Dwight Howard said.

While the revamped Lakers continued their quest for chemistry, their cross-town rivals the Los Angeles Clippers handed the San Antonio Spurs their first defeat of the season, 106-84.

Blake Griffin scored 22 points with 10 rebounds and teammates DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul had double-doubles, too. Jordan scored 20 points with 11 rebounds and Paul poured in 10 points with 12 assists against a Spurs team that swept the Clippers in the second round of last season’s playoffs.

November/09/2012

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