The Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers by 48 points on Monday night by a score of 123-75. It is the worst loss ever suffered by Kobe Bryant during in his career, with the previous worst being a 36-point loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this season.
Kobe did not help the cause. He finished 1-of-11 from the field, a 9.1 field goal percentage. It is his third-worst field goal percentage in a single game over his career (minimum of five attempts).
The 48 points is the tied for the largest loss in Lakers franchise history. The Lakers lost by 48 to the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2013-14 season during a game Bryant missed due to injury.
And the Jazz tied their franchise's largest margin of victory at 48 points. The previous 48-point win came against the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1989-90 campaign.
Utah was supported by a strange but efficient performance from guard Rodney Hood. Hood put up the third 30-plus point first half in the NBA this season, shooting 11-of-13 and 8-of-9 from beyond the arc.
However, he did not attempt another shot in the second half and finished with that stat line. The last player to score 30 in a first half and not score in the second half was Kevin Durant in December 2014.
On his 55th birthday, Byron Scott watched his team tie a franchise record with a 48-point loss, dropping him to 452-641 in his NBA coaching career. The 189 games below .500 is currently the most by any coach in NBA history.