Alec Burks scored six of his 27 points in overtime to help the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 117-114 in an NBA preseason game Tuesday night.
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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer
Preseason final from Honolulu: Jazz 117, Lakers 114. Kobe Bryant: 13 points on 5-9 FGs in 21 min. Lou Williams leads LAL with 20 points. Utah's Alec Burks scores a game-high 27 points.
Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard D'Angelo Russell left Tuesday's preseason game against the Utah Jazz with a bruised glute that he suffered after crashing to the court in the first quarter.
Scott: I can't see Kobe playing elsewhere
"I can't see it. I mean I can't see it. I really can't," Lakers head coach Byron Scott told USA Today Sports. "I think just like Magic Johnson, even MJ [Michael Jordan], who went to Washington [after two years out of the game at the age of 37], but still when you think of MJ you think of the Chicago Bulls. When I think of Kobe, I don't care what happens, I think everybody will always think of him as a Laker and one of the greatest Lakers to ever play the game."
Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer
Same Lakers starting five for Lakers-Jazz exhibition game here in Honolulu: D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle & Roy Hibbert. Lakers coach Byron Scott said Bryant's minutes will increase, ranging from 12-20.
Jim Bowden ESPN Insider
Every time someone mentions Clayton Kershaw's 0-4 7+ post-season ERA all I can think about is statistics waiting to be corrected #Dodgers
The first three pitching matchups for the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets are set.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
UCLA LB Myles Jack tweeted out the following statement regarding his decision to declare for the NFL draft: "After long discussions with my family, teammates, coaches and friends, I have made the tough decision to leave UCLA and start preparation for the next step in my journey. While I wish I could be on the field playing with my brothers, I'm ready to fulfill a childhood dream. Nothing in my life can compare to the roar of Bruins Nation and the UCLA 8-Clap heard in the Rose Bowl. I will never forget that feeling. Thanks for all your support, I'll always bleed blue and gold."
Grantland: Splitting hairs for Cy Young
Jonah Keri is going with Clayton Kershaw in the NL because he struck out 301 batters in 232.2 innings -- the highest single-season strikeout rate for any qualified starter ever not named Pedro Martinez or Randy Johnson. Other award picks
Jim Mora thinks Jack is taking a risk by leaving UCLA, but NFL talent evaluators will have seen enough of him to make an informed decision.
In no way is it a coincidence that the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets are built in similar ways.
Keep scrolling for Kobe
Per usual, Kobe Bryant is the highest-rated Laker on the fantasy basketball rankings. What is unusual is how far down the list you need to go to find him. Top 200 fantasy rankings
Can Kessler continue this level of play?
Some men just want to watch the world (or at least their conference) burn, and Cody Kessler got to do that during his bye week. He'll be back this weekend with no signs of cooling off from his own scorching hot start. Brock Huard's QB rankings (Insider)
Authorities say a former personal assistant for Major League pitcher Bronson Arroyo fraudulently sold Arroyo's yacht in Florida.
A look at the important individual matchups in USC's contest against Washington on the docket for Thursday.
Yasiel Puig claims dubious honor
The Dodgers outfielder was named the LVP of fantasy baseball by Eric Karabell. An early pick in most drafts, owners got next to nothing from Puig, who was injured most the season and struggled when healthy. Fantasy awards (Insider)
How much force is behind a moving mass of several college football players? ESPN's Sport Science looks at the numbers.
Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer
Brett Anderson pitched a simulated game today, faced Yasiel Puig, among other hitters.
The Trojans have the kind of depth and talent in their running back corps that is reminiscent of past USC seasons.
Grantland: Clippers on the edge of glory
Zach Lowe writes the Clippers have had three cracks at an NBA title with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan in their primes. This fourth try could be their last. Time to make the leap
Harvey skips pre-NLDS mandatory workout
Mets ace Matt Harvey missed a mandatory team workout Tuesday at Citi Field, GM Sandy Alderson said. Harvey's absence was not excused. "Until we find out a little more about his absence, I prefer not to comment," Alderson said. Story
New York Mets ace Matt Harvey missed a mandatory team workout Tuesday at Citi Field. The scheduled Game 3 starter later addressed the media, saying, "Unfortunately, today I screwed up."