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NBA » Jazz can nail down first-ever season sweep of Lakers with Staples Center win.


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Paul Millsap agrees.

"I think everybody is a little shocked by what’s going on down there," he said. "But it has nothing to do with me. ...

At a glance

Jazz at Lakers

At Staples Center (Los Angeles)

Tipoff » Friday, 8:30 p.m. MT

TV » ROOT. Radio » 960 AM, 1280 AM, 1600 AM, 97.5 FM

Records » Jazz 23-19; Lakers 17-25

Season series » Jazz, 2-0

Last meeting » Jazz, 117-110 (Dec. 9)

About the Jazz » They have won six of their last seven games, including four straight. ... They are 18-6 when the opponent scores less than 100 points. ... In the last six games, G Randy Foye has made 21 of 33 3-pointers. He’s had at least one 3-pointer in 13 of the last 14 games. ... G Mo Williams won’t play (thumb).

About the Lakers » They have lost 10 of their last 12 games, including four in a row. ... They are 0-6 in January against Western Conference opponents. ... All-Star G Kobe Bryant averages 29.2 points per game. ... C Dwight Howard averages 16.7 points and 12.0 rebounds. He shoots 50.4 percent from the free-throw line.

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"We’re not worried about the Lakers. We’re just worried about ourselves and how far up we can get" in the standings.

Going back to last year, the Jazz have beaten the Lakers four straight times.

Previously, the franchise’s longest regular-season winning streak against L.A. was three.

What would a fifth straight victory over the Lakers mean to Corbin?

"It would just show some growth," he said. "But it’s not going to be easy. It’s on their home floor. They’ve struggled a little bit lately, so they are going to be ready to go. We have to match that intensity."

luhm@sltrib.com

Twitter: @sluhm




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