The Lakers took care of business tonight just as they did in each other win this postseason. They created a large lead, let it slip away, but hung on for the first round series victory.
The Lakers shot 45%, 5% better than the Jazz, but turned the ball over 16 times. The Lakers had a good scoring attack tonight with Kobe’s 31, Lamar’s 26, Gasol’s 17 and Ariza’s 12.
No Utah player scored more than 16 points, but they didn’t give up until the end.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Lamar played superb. 26 points, 15 boards, 4 assists and 3 blocks. He also help hold Boozer and Okur to 18 points combined on 5/17 shooting.
2) Kobe’s 31 points on 10-21 shooting were too much for Utah tonight.
3) Pau played solid all night. 17 points and 11 boards.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Sasha jacked up 10 shots and only made 2 of them. Also was part of the 4th quarter collapse.
What to Look for Next Game: First we need to see who we play!
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