The Lakers had lost four in a row and 10-of-12, but they displayed a balanced attack against the Jazz and hit 52 percent of their field goal attempts.
Howard scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. He has missed three games this month with a sore shoulder, one he re-aggravated in the Lakers' loss to Memphis on Wednesday.
Utah, which had won four straight, was led by Derrick Favors with 14.
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