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Originally published Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 9:48 PM

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Jazz rout Gasol-less Lakers 114-80

Gordon Hayward scored 13 points, Al Jefferson added 12 and the Utah Jazz easily overcame Kobe Bryant's 23-point third quarter for a 114-80 victory over the winless Los Angeles Lakers in a preseason game Tuesday night.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. —

Gordon Hayward scored 13 points, Al Jefferson added 12 and the Utah Jazz easily overcame Kobe Bryant's 23-point third quarter for a 114-80 victory over the winless Los Angeles Lakers in a preseason game Tuesday night.

Bryant finished with 31 points, while Jodie Meeks added 12 points on four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter for the Lakers, who rested Pau Gasol and kept Dwight Howard out of their lineup again.

Steve Nash had two points and four turnovers while playing only 12 minutes for Los Angeles, which is proving coach Mike Brown wasn't exaggerating when he said he didn't care if his club went winless in the preseason.

Utah led by 20 points at halftime, by 35 in the third quarter and by 41 in the fourth, easily slicing through the Lakers' makeshift lineups.

The Jazz also held Los Angeles to 10-for-34 shooting in the first half.

Alec Burks scored 12 points for Utah (3-1), which beat the Lakers for the second time in four nights. The Jazz have been staying in Marina Del Rey for an extended trip including a game against the Clippers at Staples Center on Wednesday night.

Although Bryant and Brown both live nearby in Orange County, the Lakers showed up rather late to Honda Center, arriving less than 90 minutes before tipoff after their team bus got caught in traffic.

Brown said he elected to rest Gasol after deciding the four-time All-Star big man looked "a little fatigued" in recent days. The coach rested Bryant for an exhibition last week, making both moves against the veteran stars' good-natured objections.

Gasol has played extensively in the preseason in the absence of Howard, who still hasn't debuted for the Lakers midway through the preseason despite participating in every practice. Although the former Orlando center feels no pain in his surgically repaired back, Howard insists he won't return until he's completely healthy, but won't speculate on when it might happen.

The Lakers say they've got plenty of time to build team chemistry around Howard, who appears comfortable in his new team's new offense during practice. Los Angeles finishes its preseason slate with four games in seven days starting Friday night in Las Vegas.

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