LOS ANGELES — The familiar faces were in the building, but not on the active players list as a Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma-less Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Utah Jazz, 112-97. The Jazz clinched a playoff spot with the win.
Joe Ingles finished with 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting and 10 assists.
“Saying he’s a 3 and D guy is limiting for his potential,” Luke Walton said when asked about Hart’s play. “He’s somebody that as a coaching staff we have a lot of confidence in.”
Ball missed what was his sixth-straight game with a bruise near the left knee, and Ingram missed his fifth straight game in concussion protocol.
The Lakers have two games remaining this season, a back-to-back Tuesday and Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers, respectively.