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NBA roundup: Lakers beat Jazz to snap 4-game skid

Metta World Peace hit five 3-pointers on his way to scoring 17 points and the Lakers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Utah Jazz, 102-84, Friday night in Los Angeles, snapping a four-game skid.

Dwight Howard had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Steve Nash scored 15, and Pau Gasol added 15 points off the bench. Kobe Bryant had 14 points, a season-high 14 assists, and 9 rebounds to help the Lakers beat the Jazz for the first time in three meetings this season. Utah’s four-game winning streak came to an end.

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