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Friday, December 27th (All times Eastern)

Los Angeles Lakers (13-16) at Utah Jazz (8-23), 9 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Lakers will try to halt a three-game losing streak Friday night when they visit EnergySolutions Arena to take on the Utah Jazz.

The Lakers dropped their last two on a recent road trip, falling to the Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns. On Christmas night, LA lost to the two-time defending champion Miami Heat, 101-95.

The game was tied 83-83 with 8:25 left before Miami used a 9-0 spurt to seize control of the contest. It was a fun exhibition for LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, who teamed for two great alley-oops, although Kobe Bryant was certainly missed.

"It's not as special when Kobe's not out there," acknowledged James.

Nick Young led the way for the Lakers with 20 points off the bench. He is the team's leading scorer at 15.7 ppg.

Jodie Meeks finished with 17 points, followed by 14 from Xavier Henry and 13 from Pau Gasol, who also grabbed 13 rebounds. Wesley Johnson managed 12 points and Jordan Hill pulled down 10 boards.

With Bryant out many more weeks with a broken bone in his knee, and Steve Nash nowhere near returning, the Lakers will be without the third former All-Star on Friday.

Gasol didn't travel with the team to Salt Lake City as he is dealing with an upper respiratory illness.

"I think it's lingering a little bit. I think it does affect him," said head coach Mike D'Antoni. "Like anything else, you're not 100 percent physically and you're going to have shorter times of energy and stuff like that. He'll get over it. He'll be fine."

The Jazz have alternated losses and wins over their last five, all of which took place on the road. They play three of their next four at home.

Ono Monday, the Jazz finished off their sojourn with a 104-94 setback in Memphis to the Grizzlies. On the trek, Utah toppled Charlotte and Orlando, but fell to Miami and Atlanta.

"I think we did pretty well [on the road]," point guard Trey Burke said of the team's recent road swing. "We were 2-3. A lot of people didn't even expect that out of us."

Against the Grizz, the Memphis bench destroyed the Jazz reserves to the tune of 51-18. The Grizzlies shot 55 percent from the 3-point line.

Burke and Richard Jefferson shared high-scorer honors with 18 points apiece. Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward finished with 16 points each and the remaining Utah players combined for 26 points.

The Jazz took two of three from the Lakers last season and have won four of five overall. LA is just 4-6 in Salt Lake City over its last 10 visits.

12/27 10:23:14 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
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7:05pm Tonight
NOR
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2nd
WAS 0
STL 3
 
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CLE 0
TOR 3
 
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DET 0
ANA 1
 
1:35pm Today
BOS
BAL
2:10pm Today
KAN
MIN
2:20pm Today
CHC
CIN
4:05pm Today
OAK
HOU
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
ATL
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
SEA
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
CWS
8:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
8:10pm Tonight
COL
PHI
8:40pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
2nd
TOR 42
BRK 42
 
3:30pm Today
LAC
GSW
7:00pm Tonight
IND
ATL
9:30pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
3:00pm Today
STL
CHI
7:00pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR