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Rui Hachimura pulling a career-high leading the Lakers over Utah Jazz

The Lakers lead at half-time vs. Utah Jazz with an outstanding Rui Hachimura despite a sloppy ending

By James Brown

Rui Hachimura vs. Utah Jazz
Rui Hachimura vs. Utah Jazz
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In the second leg of a back-to-back, the LA Lakers are playing at Utah against the Jazz being shorthanded with five players missing the game including their superstar LeBron James, still, they have been playing great with Rui Hachimura leading the way.

While the Lakers dominated at the start, some poor defense in that second quarter for the Lakers as the Jazz cut the lead to 70-69. Rui led the way with 21 points, AD had 16 points and 6 rebounds, DLo had 9 points and 9 assists and Austin had 12-1-2.

Rui Hachimura has been so great that he is up to 21 points, which is the most in half of his career. The Japanese wing is now only 9 points away from tying his career high scoring that he has at 30 points.

Austin Reaves has also been great having scored 12 points, with only Taurean Prince being the disappointing piece of the starting lineup but the wing had to start the game with players missing like Jarred Vanderbilt, Max Christie, and now LeBron James.

The Lakers players missing tonight's game vs. the Jazz

Max Christie with right ankle sprain, LeBron James with left ankle peroneal tendinopathy, Cam Reddish with right ankle sprain, Jarred Vanderbilt with right midfoot sprain, and Gabe Vincent with left knee surgery are out.

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