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Lakers hope to rebound at home vs. Jazz

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Lakers had a small winning streak snuffed out their last time on the floor, but they'll try to start a new one Tuesday night when they welcome the Utah Jazz to Staples Center.

The Lakers had won two in a row until a 92-86 setback Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls.

Chris Kaman had a season-high 27 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for the Lakers, who have lost five in a row at home. Jordan Hill and Kendall Marshall donated 15 and 13 points, respectively.

Los Angeles guard Steve Nash, playing his third game after missing 39 because of a nerve problem in his back, played just over 21 minutes before leaving in the third quarter because of irritation in his left leg.

The two-time former MVP expects to play on Tuesday against the Jazz.

"I wasn't that scared initially because it was such an innocuous play," Nash said after practice Monday. "It didn't really hurt that much on the contact. When I tried to push off, I felt the nerve really light up. Kind of frustrating more than anything. It's something that we can, I hope, get under control quickly here because it doesn't feel like something that's too serious.

"There's no reason to sit out if it's better tomorrow, and I feel pretty good. But if it is an issue, then I'm definitely not going to try to jeopardize it any further."

The Lakers are already without Kobe Bryant (knee), Pau Gasol (groin), Xavier Henry (knee), Jodie Meeks (ankle), Nick Young (knee) and Jordan Farmar (calf/hamstring).

The Jazz ended a four-game losing streak in a monumental way on Saturday, upsetting the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat, 94-89, in Salt Lake City.

Utah held the Heat under 90 points for the first time in 27 games.

"It was good defense by us. We forced them into indecisions," Gordon Hayward said. That's what's frustrating. We see we can do this, but we need to do this every night."

Trey Burke hit the game-sealing jumper and Marvin Williams scored 23 points. Richard Jefferson scored 14, Burke 13 and Alec Burks 12 for Utah.

Burke credited Miami's Ray Allen with helping his confidence.

"He was basically just talking to me about getting a routine early on in your career," Burke said. "Taking care of your body and the proper amount of rest, all the little things that veterans do that rookies should do. I took a lot away from it."

The two teams split this season's meetings with each team winning at home. The Jazz are 3-12 in their last 15 as the visitor in this series.

02/11 10:32:31 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
 
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y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
CHR 1
DUR 1
 
Final
CLE 5
KAN 1
Final
PIT 1
CIN 2
Final
DET 7
CWS 4
Final
TAM 7
MIN 9
Final
NYM 4
STL 1
Final
CHC 2
ARI 5
4th
WAS 1
SDP 0
 
3rd
TOR 3
BAL 0
 
2nd
BOS 0
NYY 3
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
2nd
ATL 28
IND 28
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
8:00pm Tonight
DET
BOS
9:30pm Tonight
MIN
COL
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
SJS
3rd
CHR 1
DUR 1