Facing Lakers, it’s the Utah Jazz that brings more energy

L.A., falling to a team that had lost three in a row, shows haphazard play again. The Lakers lack offensive options besides Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard.

SALT LAKE CITY — Try as they might, the Lakers could not squeeze the Detroit Pistons into their carry-on luggage.

Facing Lakers, it’s the Utah Jazz that brings more energy