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While Hachimura took the spotlight, the other Lakers player had a career-high

In a game without LeBron James, different players got to shine even when AD and Rui took most of the spotlight

By James Brown

Rui Hachimura stole the spotlight vs. Utah Jazz
Rui Hachimura stole the spotlight vs. Utah Jazz
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Another good win for the LA Lakers who now are going to the NBA All-Star break with a 3-game winning streak, having won 6 out of their 7 last games and getting in a great groove even when they are playing shorthanded and without some of their superstars.

Without LeBron James, the Lakers got a great victory with a blowout over the Utah Jazz with some monster performances by Anthony Davis and Rui Hachimura, even accomplishing what only the legendary duo of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal had done before with the purple and gold, scoring 35+ points each.

But despite Rui Hachimura scoring 36 points, a career-high for the Japanese wing, D'Angelo Russell also got an impressive performance, even when the forward overshadowed him. The point guard hit a career-high in assists.

D'Angelo Russell talked about his career-high 17 assists: "Last game I played here, they allowed me to score. Tonight they made me pass the ball. I don't mind it."

The Lakers' starting five had a great night

Anthony Davis led the way with 37 pts, 15 rebs, 1 assist, 2 blocks. Rui Hachimura had a career-high 36 pts, 2 rebs, 1 assist, 1 blk. Austin Reaves gave another solid performance with 22 pts, 4 rebs, 7 assists, 3 steals. D'Lo scored 11 pts, and 9 rebs, but had a career-high 17 assists with 1 steal. Taurean Prince scored 11 points, 3 rebs, 1 assist and 1 block.

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