NBA: LA LAKERS (9-6) at UTAH (11-5) <h3>Bryant, Lakers look to stay hot against Jazz</h3> <div class="pre">LA Lakers (9-6) at Utah (11-5) 10:30 pm EST</div> SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) - Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles seektheir third straight won on Friday, when they visit the surgingUtah Jazz. Bryant scored 24 points in three quarters and reserve SashaVujacic added a career-best 22 as the Lakers coasted to a 127-99victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday. "The young fellows came in and took care of business," Bryantsaid. "It feels good to go out there and play well. It shows alot of maturation on our part." Los Angeles coach Phil Jackson reportedly has agreed to atwo-year contract extension worth about $24 million. He and theteam parted ways in 2004 before the 62-year-old signed athree-year, $30 million deal following a year off. Lakers forward Lamar Odom hopes to finally contribute on theroad, as he is averaging just 8.8 points and 6.4 rebounds infive game away from the Staples Center. Despite tweaking his right ankle, Carlos Boozer scored 12 of his26 points in the fourth quarter to help the Jazz posted a106-95 triumph at Philadelphia on Wednesday. Utah has won four of its last five games. On November 4, Bryant poured in 33 points to lead five others indouble figures as Los Angeles posted a 119-109 victory at homeagainst the Jazz. Odom missed the first meeting with the Lakers while recoveringfrom offseason shoulder surgery.