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2010 NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz, Western Conference Semifinals, Game 2

Information about game 2 of the L.A. Lakers vs. Utah Jazz series in the 2010 NBA Playoffs, with score, recap, pictures, stats, highlights, quotes and Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol performance.

Los Angeles Lakers

2010 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz

Series Index:

Game 1: Lakers 104, Jazz 99 at Los Angeles   Game recap & pictures
Game 2: Lakers 111, Jazz 103 at Los Angeles Game recap & pictures
Game 3: Lakers 111, Jazz 110 at Utah   Game recap & pictures
Game 4: Lakers 111, Jazz 96 at Utah   Game recap & pictures

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Los Angeles Lakers 2 - 0 Utah Jazz

GAME 2: L.A. Lakers 111 - Utah Jazz 103

Leaders Points Rebounds Assists
Lakers Bryant: 30 Gasol: 15 Bryant: 8
Jazz Millsap: 26 Boozer: 12 Williams: 9
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Tot
LAL 27 31 29 24 111
Utah 23 23 31 26 103
click for Lakers 2010 Playoff pictures (LA Daily News), Western Conference Semifinals vs. Utah Jazz Game 2
Picture Gallery (LAT)

May 4 - Staples Center, Los Angeles. The Lakers used their size to defeat the Utah Jazz 111-103 and take a 2-0 command in their Western Conference Semifinals.

Kobe Bryant led his team in scoring with 30 points and in assists with 8 while L.A.'s big men Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom combined for 50 points, 44 rebounds and 9 blocked shots. Gasol had 22 points and 15 rebounds, Bynum 17 and 14 and Odom added 11 and 15 from the bench.

It was too much size for the Jazz who have Okur and Kirilenko sidelined with injuries. It was clear on a play on which Carlos Boozer went strong to the hoop and was blocked by Odom, Boozer grabbed the loose ball and went up even stronger just to find Gasol who blocked him again. The Lakers outrebounded Utah 58-40, outscored them 64-50 in the paint and gave 13 blocks.

Despite all this the Jazz always stayed in the game, sometimes with Paul Millsap scoring -- he had 26 points and 11 rebounds --, sometimes by making 3-pointers and of course, the Lakers 20 turnovers helped.

After trailing in the first minutes of the game, the Lakers led all the way until the end. They won the first half 58-46 with Bynum contributing 11 points and 13 rebounds in just 16 minutes despite his injured right knee. In the fourth Utah brought back memories from game 1 when they erased the lakers lead before Kobe heroics. But this time the Lakers reacted sooner. The Jazz got as close as 94-98 with 5 minutes left before Kobe again dominated the final minutes by scoring 9 points including a 21-foot jumper followed by a dunk that put the score 107-96 and ended the Jazz hopes with 2:19 remaining.

For the third straight playoffs, the Lakers have a 2-0 series lead over the Jazz.

The Quotes

Phil Jackson (LAL Coach): "We got some great play tonight from our big guys. All of them played pretty well."

Kobe Bryant (Lakers): "They played extremely, extremely well, Pau and Andrew, their work on the boards tonight was sensational. Lamar coming off the bench with 15 rebounds was just incredible. We really did a great job, and aside from scoring, the big fellas, obviously rebounding and controlling the paint."

Carlos Boozer (Jazz): "We're not going to be frustrated, we're not going to get demoralized. We're not going to back down. We're going to keep fighting, keep attacking and stay aggressive

Deron Williams (Jazz Coach): "Their rebounding tonight was just something we could not handle, I don't like to use the word 'disheartening.' I thought our guys played extremely hard to try and stay in the ballgame."

Highlights

Los Angeles Lakers Utah Jazz
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Kobe Bryant 30 5 8 1 3 7 TO
Pau Gasol 22 15 2 - 2 6 TO
Andrew Bynum 17 14 - 1 4  
Ron Artest 16 6 3 3 -  
Lamar Odom 11 15 4 - 3  
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Paul Millsap 26 11 4 3 1  
Carlos Boozer 20 12 4 - 1  
C.J. Miles 20 4 6 3 1  
Deron Williams 15 3 9 - -  
Wesley Matthews 14 5 1 3 -  

Complete Boxscore

UTAH JAZZ
Starters Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
C.J. Miles, SF 41 6-15 2-6 6-6 2 2 4 6 3 1 1 5 -5 20
Carlos Boozer, PF 37 9-21 0-0 2-3 4 8 12 4 0 1 1 4 -13 20
Kyrylo Fesenko, C 17 1-7 0-0 0-4 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 4 +4 2
Wesley Matthews, G 34 5-11 4-6 0-1 2 3 5 1 3 0 1 3 -4 14
Deron Williams, PG 39 4-16 2-6 5-6 1 2 3 9 0 0 3 5 -11 15
Bench Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Paul Millsap, PF 35 10-17 0-0 6-8 8 3 11 4 3 1 2 4 -12 26
Kyle Korver, SG 17 2-5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -5 4
Ronnie Price, PG 13 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 +1 0
Kosta Koufos, C 7 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 +5 2
Mehmet Okur, C DNP INJURY
Sundiata Gaines, G DNP COACH'S DECISION
Othyus Jeffers, G DNP COACH'S DECISION
Totals 38-96 8-19 19-28 19 21 40 27 10 4 10 28   103
Percentages: 39.6% 42.1% 67.9%
LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Starters Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Ron Artest, SF 31 7-17 1-7 1-2 5 1 6 3 3 0 1 2 +8 16
Pau Gasol, PF 37 7-11 0-0 8-10 5 10 15 2 0 2 6 3 +4 22
Andrew Bynum, C 29 7-9 0-0 3-5 4 10 14 0 1 4 1 1 +4 17
Kobe Bryant, SG 42 10-22 0-1 10-11 0 5 5 8 1 3 7 3 +5 30
Derek Fisher, PG 32 1-4 1-3 2-4 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 4 +11 5
Bench Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Lamar Odom, PF 29 4-4 0-0 3-4 4 11 15 4 0 3 1 4 +10 11
Shannon Brown, PG 20 2-4 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 1 +4 4
Jordan Farmar, PG 12 2-6 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 +1 6
Josh Powell, C 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 -2 0
Luke Walton, SF 7 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 -5 0
Adam Morrison, SF DNP COACH'S DECISION
D.J. Mbenga, C DNP COACH'S DECISION
Totals 40-79 4-17 27-36 18 40 58 26 6 13 20 21   111
Percentages:   50.6% 23.5% 75.0%

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