News ID: 272490
Published: 0240 GMT August 04, 2020

Lakers clinch top seed in with win over Jazz

Lakers clinch top seed in with win over Jazz

Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) goes up for a basket against Jazz during an NBA game at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida, US, on August 3, 2020.

Anthony Davis scored 42 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Monday, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 116-108 victory over the Utah Jazz at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando.

LeBron James contributed 22 points and nine assists, and Dwight Howard added 11 points as the Lakers improved to 2-1 in restart games, rebounding from a loss to the defending champion Toronto Raptors on Saturday, Reuters reported.

Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points, 21 of which came in the first half, and Mike Conley added 24 as the Jazz lost their second consecutive game after winning the opening game of the NBA’s return in central Florida on Thursday.


Raptors 107 Heat 103


Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 36 points, leading Toronto to a win over Miami.

Raptors forward Pascal Siakam had 22 points, although he was held to just seven in the second half. Toronto also got 15 points off the bench from Serge Ibaka, and Kyle Lowry finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Miami was led by Goran Dragic’s 25 points, five rebounds and five assists. The Heat also got 17 points from Kelly Olynyk and 16 points each from Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder.




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