Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lakers Sweep Jazz, will face Suns

The defending champs are too much to handle for the Utah Jazz as the Lakers advance to the Western conference finals with an impressive win 111-96. Pau Gasol had a stellar performance coming away with 33 points and 14 rebound while Kobe Bryant added 32 points, his 4th straight 30point-plus effort in the series. Right from the very start the Lakers had the game on their hands and leading by as much as 19 points at the first half, 53-34 until the Utah Jazz made a comeback anchored by Deron Williams in the 3rd quarter. The deficit was down by 5 points at some points in the third quarter. But the Lakers are not to be denied, playing well in the 4th quarter and pulling the game out of reach. Deron Williams finished with 21 points and 9 assists for the Jazz,beaten by the Los Angeles Lakers in their playoff series in the recent years. The Los Angleles Lakers will now face the multi-talented Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference finals.

In Other Playoff Games:

Th Orlando Magic used their magical touch, wins in a dominating fashion against the Atlanta Hawks 98-84 and continued their unblemished record in the playoffs winning eight in a row. Vince Carter leads the Orlando Magic with 22 points.


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