LAKERS WIN SERIES 4-2

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Utah made a desperate push in Game 6, but the Lakers' depth was too much. Kobe had 34, but the Lakers' other guys stepped up as L.A. escaped with a 108-105 series-clinching win. Story | Watch
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ESPN.com Research Notes

The Lakers and Jazz have met three times in postseason history. Utah has won two of the three matchups, the most recent a 1998 sweep.

Kobe Bryant averaged 29.8 points and five assists in four games against the Jazz this season. The Lakers won the season series 3-1.

The Jazz and Lakers have met twice in the conference semifinals with each team advancing once.

The Jazz have not faced the Lakers with Pau Gasol in the lineup.

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Player Matchups

JAZZ LAKERS
D. WilliamsD. Williams
Points: 18.8
Rebounds: 3.0
Assists: 10.5
PGD. FisherD. Fisher
Points: 11.7
Rebounds: 2.1
Assists: 2.9
R. BrewerR. Brewer
Points: 12.0
Rebounds: 2.9
Assists: 1.8
SGK. BryantK. Bryant
Points: 28.3
Rebounds: 6.3
Assists: 5.4
A. KirilenkoA. Kirilenko
Points: 11.0
Rebounds: 4.7
Assists: 4.0
SFL. OdomL. Odom
Points: 14.2
Rebounds: 10.6
Assists: 3.5
C. BoozerC. Boozer
Points: 21.1
Rebounds: 10.4
Assists: 2.9
PFV. RadmanovicV. Radmanovic
Points: 8.4
Rebounds: 3.3
Assists: 1.9
M. OkurM. Okur
Points: 14.5
Rebounds: 7.7
Assists: 2.0
CP. GasolP. Gasol
Points: 18.9
Rebounds: 8.4
Assists: 3.2

Season Series

Los Angeles leads 3-1
Nov 4, 2007 @LAL 119, UTAH 109Recap | Box Score
Nov 30, 2007 @UTAH 120, LAL 96Recap | Box Score
Dec 28, 2007 @LAL 123, UTAH 109Recap | Box Score
Mar 20, 2008 LAL 106, @UTAH 95Recap | Box Score

Injury Report

UTAH JAZZ
uth No recent injuries
LOS ANGELES LAKERS
lal No recent injuries

Playoff History

UTH LAL
Championships: 0 Championships: 14
(5 as Minneapolis Lakers)
Last Championship: N/A Last Championship: 2002
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference Finals
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference first round

Team Stats (Regular Season)

  JAZZ LAKERS
PPG 106.2 108.6
RPG 40.9 44.1
APG 26.4 24.4
FG% 49.742 47.639
FT% 75.936 76.916
3P% .372 .378

Featured Comment

    Lakers winning the West is great, but we want the Larry O'Brien trophy.

  • orangecountybro

Lakers 100, Spurs 92