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L.A. Laker Show Continues

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The Lakers sent the Jazz home packing with a 107-96 victory in Game 5 on Monday night in L.A. Kobe Bryant led the team with 31 points, while Lamar Odom added 26 points and 15 rebounds.

Though the Lakers defeated Utah in five games, their weakness on the defensive end was exposed. Los Angeles is arguably the most talented team in the league, but doesn’t have the killer instinct.

In each game against Utah, the Lakers led by double digits but allowed the Jazz to cut the lead to single digits, and even lost Game 3 88-86 after being up big in the second half.

Who’s next for the Lakers? The Houston Rockets or the Portland Trailblazers. Houston currently leads the series 3-1. At full throttle on both...

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