(Photos: Getty Images) The Lakers win again! They can’t whoop Kobe at home on his worst night! The L.A. Lakers defeat the Utah Jazz by 7 points in the final score (111-104). Kobe Bryant scored 26 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds to lead the series (3-2). Kobe responded onÂ theÂ winÂ last nightÂ andÂ he said:
“I just had to pick my spots,” he said. “I knew I wasn’t 100 percent healthy, so I wanted to get us off to a good start, give us an emotional boost. Then in the third quarter, there were moments where I had to pick it up, and I was able to do that. And in the fourth quarter, Lamar [Odom] and Pau [Gasol] took it from there.”
Pau Gasol was on point last night scoring a total of 21 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds. Lamar Odom put 22 pointsÂ and 11 rebounds. The Jazz can kiss theseÂ last fewÂ game goodbye because the Lakers are notÂ goingÂ to loseÂ these series!
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Game 6 airs Friday (May 16) @ 10:30PM on TNT.