Lakers Vs Jazz Highlights: LeBron James' Controversy Overshadows Lakers' 121-96 Win

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Lakers vs Jazz highlights - LeBron James' absurd moment, Anthony Davis' stellar show leads the LA Lakers to their 19th victory in the NBA's Western Conference

Written By Colin DCunha | Mumbai | Updated On:
Lakers vs Jazz highlights

The Vivint Smart Home Arena witnessed the LA Lakers' trademark hashtag 'LakeShow' on Wednesday night (Thursday morning IST). LeBron James and Anthony Davis once again combined to lead the Lakers to their 19th win in the NBA's Western Conference this season. LeBron James provided the spectators with an absurd moment during the first half of the game that is sure to grab some headlines after their 121-96 win over Utah Jazz on the night. 

In the first half of the game, Lakers star LeBron James walked the ball across the court to set up his team's offence, but not without his debatable rule-bending dribble. James dribbled up the court and then appeared to palm the ball after crossing the mid-court line. He then decided to take three steps and dribbled again, much to the dismay of Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic. The referee, however, chose to turn a blind eye to the incident.

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Whether that incident played a part in dampening the morale of Utah Jazz on the night will be up for debate. LeBron James and Anthony Davis, however, had no qualms about the incident and went about their business as usual to register a combined 46 points against Utah Jazz. The usual suspects, i.e. Rajon Rondo, Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope provided the ideal foil for the Lakers' star duo of Davis and James. Here are the player ratings from the game. 

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LA Lakers vs Utah Jazz player ratings

LA Lakers

LeBron James - 8/10

Anthony Davis - 7.5/10

Kyle Kuzma - 7/10

Rajon Rondo - 7/10

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - 7/10

JaVale McGee - 6.5/10

Dwight Howard - 6.5/10

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Utah Jazz

Donovan Mitchell - 7/10

Bojan Bogdanovic - 7/10

Rudy Gobert - 6.5/10

Joe Ingles - 6.5/10

Jeff Green - 6/10

Royce O'Neal - 6/10

Georges Niang - 5.5/10

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