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Lakers-Jazz: LA Defense Shaky in Win

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Fortunately for the Lakers, Mehmet Okur did not play for the Utah Jazz. If he had and was able to spread out the court, the Lakers may not be 2-0 in their opening round series against the Jazz.

As it was, Okur did not play, and the Lakers prevailed 119-109.

Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer kept the Jazz in the game. Williams had a game-high 35 points, going 6-for-11 from beyond the arc. He also had nine assists. Boozer had 20 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. He was the only player with a double-double.

Once again, the Lakers blew a large lead and found themselves in a real battle. They held a 15-point lead with 10 minutes left in the game. Instead of adding to the lead, the Lakers let the Jazz back in ...

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