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2010 NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz, Western Conference Semifinals, Game 3

Information about game 3 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 3 - 0 Utah Jazz

GAME 3: L.A. Lakers 111 - Utah Jazz 110

Leaders Points Rebounds Assists
Lakers Bryant: 35 Gasol: 17 Bryant: 7
Jazz Williams: 28 Boozer: 14 Williams: 9
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Tot
LAL 17 33 32 29 111
Utah 22 32 26 30 110
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Picture Gallery (LAT)

May 8 - Utah. The Lakers won a fantastic game 111-110 at Utah to take a 3-0 command of the Western Conference Semifinals.

It was a thrilling game, with everybody making big shot after big shot, but the Lakers were perfect in the final seconds while the Jazz fell short in the final play, twice.

L.A. was down by 4, 100-96 with 2:47 to play when Lamar Odom made both his free throws and then a three-pointer to put the Lakers ahead 103-102. Kyler Korver, who had a terrific game from the bench with 20 points in 9-for-10 shooting, answered with his fifth 3-pointer. After a free throw by Wesley Matthews gave the Jazz a 106-103 margin with 54 seconds left, the Lakers went on an 8-2 run that included back-to-back threes by Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher to take the lead for good.

But when the Lakers had everything under control an incredible omission from the referees gave Utah a final chance. With 4 seconds remaining and the score already 111-110, Ron Artest inbounded the ball to Fisher who was being grabbed by the waist and thrown to the floor and never reached the ball. No foul was called and after a time-out Deron Williams missed a long two-point shot from the top of the key. Matthews tipped the ball as time expired but miraculously for the Lakers it didn't go in.

Kobe Bryant had 35 points and 7 assists. He scored his team's first 9 points when all his teammates were missing in a Lakers 17-point first quarter and also scored 9 in the final minutes of the fourth, proving once again that he is the best clutch player in the league.

Deron Williams had 28 points and 9 assists for the Jazz, that In the second quarter led by a many as 13 points before the other Lakers started to make their contribution. In the third Pau Gasol got 10 of his 14 points. He also dominated the boards and ended with 17 rebounds in the game. Ron Artest scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half and he apparently found his long range shot, something the Lakers have been missing in this playoffs. Fisher scored 20 points and his 3 pointer with 28.6 seconds left just added another item to his unending list of big shots.

Andrei Kirilenko returned after more than a month without action with a strained left calf and had 8 points, 6 rebounds and a big ovation.

On Monday the Lakers will have a chance to sweep the series and advance to the Western Finals for the third year in a row.

The Quotes

Phil Jackson (LAL Coach): "He (Kobe) played a great game tonight. He made some shots and made some defensive plays. Just his tenacity is a factor for us."

Kobe Bryant (Lakers): "It was fun basketball to watch, I'm sure. Guys just coming down making big shot after big shot, and big play after big play. It was certainly fun to be a part of."

Ron Artest (Lakers): "Kobe and the fellas, they continue to give me confidence, just to move on and play the next game"

Jerry Sloan (Jazz Coach): "We've got our backs to the wall. We had our backs against the wall with these guys to begin with because they're a great team."

Kyle Korver (Jazz): "It felt like it was just kind of a slugfest, Whoever was going to miss first lost. We got the ball back, just didn't quite pull it off."

Deron Williams (Jazz): "It's a tough loss, period. We were again in the game and had a chance to win the game and things aren't going our way"

Highlights

Los Angeles Lakers Utah Jazz
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Kobe Bryant 35 4 7 1 -  
Ron Artest 20 3 2 1 1 4/7 3pt
Derek Fisher 20 2 3 - -  
Pau Gasol 14 17 3 1 2 7 orb
Shannon Brown 9 - 1 1 1  
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Deron Williams 28 4 9 - -  
Kyle Korver 23 1 1 1 - 5/5 3pt
Carlos Boozer 14 14 2 - -  
Paul Millsap 13 3 3 - 1  
C.J. Miles 11 1 - - -  

Complete Boxscore

LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Starters Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Ron Artest, SF 39 7-13 4-7 2-2 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 3 -1 20
Pau Gasol, PF 42 6-12 0-0 2-2 7 10 17 3 1 2 1 4 +4 14
Andrew Bynum, C 20 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 2 1 1 0 2 -6 0
Kobe Bryant, SG 43 13-24 3-7 6-8 0 4 4 7 1 0 2 3 +1 35
Derek Fisher, PG 36 7-13 3-7 3-3 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 5 +4 20
Bench Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Lamar Odom, PF 26 2-6 1-3 3-4 4 4 8 0 0 0 0 4 +6 8
Josh Powell, C 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0
Shannon Brown, PG 19 4-12 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 -1 9
Jordan Farmar, PG 12 2-6 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 -3 5
Luke Walton, SF DNP COACH'S DECISION
Adam Morrison, SF DNP COACH'S DECISION
D.J. Mbenga, C DNP COACH'S DECISION
Totals 41-87 13-29 16-19 14 25 39 18 5 5 7 25   111
Percentages:   47.1% 44.8% 84.2%
UTAH JAZZ
Starters Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Carlos Boozer, PF 41 7-16 0-0 0-2 6 8 14 2 0 0 1 3 +1 14
C.J. Miles, SF 23 4-7 2-3 1-1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 +3 11
Kyrylo Fesenko, C 12 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 2
Deron Williams, PG 37 6-13 3-6 13-14 0 4 4 9 0 0 4 3 -6 28
Wesley Matthews, G 38 2-11 0-6 5-6 1 5 6 2 2 1 2 4 +2 9
Bench Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Andrei Kirilenko, SF 17 4-7 0-0 0-0 3 3 6 0 1 1 0 1 -7 8
Kyle Korver, SG 24 9-10 5-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 +1 23
Paul Millsap, PF 37 3-6 0-0 7-8 2 1 3 3 0 1 1 3 -4 13
Ronnie Price, PG 11 1-4 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 4 0 0 0 1 +5 2
Sundiata Gaines, G DNP COACH'S DECISION
Othyus Jeffers, G DNP COACH'S DECISION
Kosta Koufos, C DNP COACH'S DECISION
Totals 37-77 10-22 26-31 13 29 42 23 4 4 11 21   110
Percentages: 48.1% 45.5% 83.9%

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