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2009 NBA Playoffs: First Round, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz, Game 3

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2009 NBA Playoffs First Round
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz

Series Index:

Game 1: Lakers 113, Jazz 100 at L.A.   Game recap & pictures
Game 2: Lakers 119, Jazz 109 at L.A.   Game recap & pictures
Game 3: Jazz 88, Lakers 86 at Utah Game recap & pictures
Game 4: Lakers 108, Jazz 94 at Utah   Game recap & pictures
Game 5: Lakers 107, Jazz 96 at L.A.   Game recap & pictures

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Los Angeles Lakers 2 - 1 Utah Jazz

GAME 3: Utah Jazz 88 - 86 L.A. Lakers

Boozer and Williams didn't miss at the end.

Leaders Points Rebounds Assists
Lakers Odom: 21 Odom: 14 Bryant: 6
Jazz Boozer: 23 Boozer: 22 Williams: 9
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Tot
LAL 17 18 33 18 86
Utah 26 17 17 28 88
click for Lakers 2009 Playoff pictures (LA Times), First Round vs. Utah Jazz Game 3
Picture Gallery (LAT)

April 23 - UTAH . The Lakers and the Jazz made shot after shot in the final two minutes but after Deron Williams made a 15-foot jumper L.A. ran out of time, Kobe Bryant missed a desperate, too long 3-point attempt at the buzzer and Utah got the win 88-86 to make it a series.

Kobe missing was no news at all. He ended with 18 points but went 5-for-24 from the floor. He also got 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Lamar Odom led the Lakers with his 21 points and 14 rebounds while Pau Gasol added 20 and 9.

Carlos Boozer tied a franchise playoff record by collecting 22 rebounds and scored 23 points including 6 consecutive previous to Williams winning-shot with two seconds left. The point guard added 13 points and 9 assists for the Jazz, that took a two-point lead four times in those final two minutes.

Utah dominated a first quarter where the Lakers could only score 17 points after scoring 41 to open game 2. But L.A. regained composure and started the third period with a 15-1 run to arrive to the fourth leading 68-60.

Game 4 is Saturday night in Utah.

The Quotes

Phil Jackson (LAL Coach): "."

Kobe Bryant (Lakers): "I know I played bad... Bryant said as he sat down for postgame interviews with reporters. "It was a combination of two things. One, I just didn't shoot the ball well. Two, they did a good job of mixing up their defense... It's my responsibility to put the ball in the hole."

Lamar Odom (Lakers): "."

Deron Williams (Jazz): ."


Los Angeles Lakers Utah Jazz
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl
Lamar Odom 21 14 1 1 1
Pau Gasol 20 9 1 2 1
Kobe Bryant 18 7 6 2 -
Trevor Ariza 9 1 4 - -
Derek Fisher 7 3 2 - -
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl
Carlos Boozer 23 22 2 1 1
Deron Williams 13 5 9 1 -
Ronnie Brewer 12 7 4 - 1
Kyle Korver 11 3 3 - -
Matt Harpring 10 2 - 1 -

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