Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/25

Game 1: Tuesday, October 25th

Jazz 85

(2-3, 2-2 away)

Lakers 95

(5-3, 5-3 home)

    7:30 PM ET, October 25, 2005

    Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

    1 2 3 4 T
    UTAH 17 18 23 2785
    LAL 26 19 28 2295

    Kobe scores game-high 20 in Lakers victory

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 12 of his game-high 20 points in the third quarter to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 95-85 exhibition victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.

    Smush Parker added 15 points, Lamar Odom had 14 and Kwame Brown grabbed nine rebounds for the Lakers (5-2), who won their third consecutive preseason game.

    Kris Humphries led the Jazz (2-3) with 14 points. Milt Palacio and Gordan Giricek each had 11 and Andrei Kirilenko added 10. Mehmet Okur had nine rebounds.

    Bryant scored his 12 points in an 8-minute span of the third quarter as Los Angeles built a 71-50 lead with 4:08 left in the period.

    Humphries scored eight points during a 13-2 run that pulled Utah within 77-71 with 6:47 to play. But the Lakers made six of eight free throws during an 8-2 run that put Los Angeles up 85-73 with 3:33 remaining.

    The Lakers forced five turnovers and held the Jazz to one field goal attempt in the game's first five minutes. Utah committed 21 turnovers in the game.

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