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Roundup: Randy Foye carries Jazz past Lakers

Al Jefferson scored 18 points and Randy Foye added 17 on five 3-pointers to lift the Utah Jazz over the Los Angeles Lakers, 95-86, Wednesday night in Salt Lake City .

Mo Williams added 16 points on 8 of 13 shooting for Utah (2-3).

Kobe Bryant entered the game shooting nearly 60 percent but started 3 of 10 and finished 7 of 17 for 29 points as the Lakers fell to 1-4.


Dwight Howard added 19 points for the Lakers and Metta World Peace had 15.

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The Jazz led by as many as 16 points early, but the Lakers were within 5 with 8:27 left before Foye hit three straight 3-pointers to give Utah a 79-68 lead with 6:40 remaining.

The Lakers held a huge advantage at the free throw line, making 32 of 46, including 15 of 17 for Bryant. The Jazz were 16 of 18 from the line.

Utah held a 44-36 advantage in points in the paint and a 15-7 edge on the fast break.

Utah, coming off three straight road losses, started fast and finished strong, with free-agent acquisition Foye providing the punch off the bench offensively.


He also was part of a group of players frustrating Bryant, along with Gordon Hayward and Marvin Williams.

Bryant took only one shot in the first quarter and was 1 of 4 at halftime. Los Angeles was shooting just 25 percent at one point and just 34.3 percent at the half. The Lakers finished 25 of 74 for 33.8 percent.

The Jazz led by 7 early as Mo Williams and Hayward started fast. Hayward left Bryant on the floor after stealing the ball from him at one end and dunking at the other for a 9-2 Utah lead.

The Lakers pulled to 19-17 on Pau Gasol’s jam off a pass from Bryant. But Utah closed on a 6-0 run to take a 25-17 lead, with a pair of baskets from Derrick Favors and a 17-foot jumper from big man Enes Kanter.

Utah’s reserves kept things rolling in the second quarter, with Favors and Kanter dominating inside at both ends.


Kanter shut down Howard on back-to-back possessions, and had a dunk and 3-point play. Foye’s 3-pointer pushed Utah’s lead to 35-21 with 9:11 left in the half and his free throws put the Jazz up 43-27.

Heat 103, Nets 73 — Dwyane Wade scored 22 points on 10 for 14 shooting, LeBron James finished two assists shy of a triple-double, and host Miami clamped down defensively again to beat Brooklyn.

Miami scored 31 points off Brooklyn turnovers, and starting with the final minute of the first half, the Heat outscored the Nets, 57-32.

‘‘When we get stops, we’re going to break open a lot of games because we can score,’’ James said. ‘‘So that’s the No. 1 key.’’

James had 20 points and 12 rebounds in only 30 minutes, and Rashard Lewis came off the bench to score 13 points on 6 for 9 shooting for the Heat (4-1).

Nuggets 93, Rockets 87 — Ty Lawson scored 21 points and Kenneth Faried had 16 points and 16 rebounds to help Denver slow down James Harden in Houston.

Harden had a tough night for the Rockets and finished with a season-low 15 points on 5 of 15 shooting.

Mavericks 109, Raptors 104 — O.J. Mayo and Chris Kaman each scored 22 points as shorthanded Dallas won its third straight game, holding off visiting Toronto.

Dallas played without forwards Shawn Marion and Elton Brand. Marion was sidelined with a sprained left knee ligament, and Brand left the team for the birth of his second child.

Suns 117, Bobcats 110 — Shannon Brown hit six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 24 points to lead Phoenix over host Charlotte.

Hawks 89, Pacers 86 — Kyle Korver scored 8 straight points in a late 18-0 run and host Atlanta, which trailed by 14 points early in the fourth quarter, beat Indiana.

Grizzlies 108, Bucks 90 — Zach Randolph had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and visiting Memphis shot 53 percent from the floor in cruising by Milwaukee.

76ers 77, Hornets 62 — Jrue Holiday had 14 points and 12 assists, and Philadelphia held host New Orleans to its lowest point total ever.

Timberwolves 90, Magic 75 — Luke Ridnour had 19 points and five rebounds, and Greg Stiemsma got the rout started with 6 straight points to end the third quarter as Minnesota topped Orlando in Minneapolis.