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Kyle Kuzma Scores 21 Points In Return To Salt Lake City

Mar 27, 2019, 11:22 PM
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) blocks a shot by Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) as the Ut...
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) blocks a shot by Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) as the Utah Jazz and the Las Angeles Lakers play at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt lake City on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)
(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – In his second and final game of the season in Salt Lake City, former Ute Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers with 21 points in their 115-100 loss to the Utah Jazz.

The second year player had 2 rebounds and 2 blocks on 8-of-18 shooting from the field in 31 minutes. He did not play in the fourth quarter.

Kuzma scored 16 points in the first half, starting with two deep three-pointers that were banked in off the glass.

He had just 11 points to go with his 8 rebounds, while shooting 4-for-18 from the field in their 113-95 loss to the Jazz in Salt Lake City on January 11.

His first ever game back in Utah last season as an NBA player on October 28, Kuzma scored 9 points in 22 minutes as the Lakers lost to Utah.

The second meeting last season on April 3, the former Ute dropped 26 points in 36 minutes, but the Lakers lost again. Kuzma is still searching for his first win in Utah in the NBA.

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