2010 NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz, Western Conference Semifinals, Series Preview

Series Preview 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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NBA Playoffs 2010 - Western Conference Semifinals - Series Preview

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz

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May 2: The Lakers will meet the Jazz in the Western Conference Semifinals. It will be the 6th time these teams face each other in the playoffs, the Lakers won three times while Utah did it twice. But more relevant is that Phil Jackson's team eliminated Jerry Sloan's in the past two postseasons and with almost the same players in for both rosters.

The games have to be played, but more than ever it seems that the Jazz won't have a chance against the current champion. The Lakers have too many options on offense and the injury of Andrei Kirilenko will be a major factor that will give Kobe more freedom. And despite the fact that their best player, Deron Williams is currently one of the best point guards in the league, if not the best, he will be a better match up for Derek Fisher's defense than Russell Westbrook was in the first round.

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