Lakers 96, Jazz 81
Game 51: Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena
Utah trailed by just one point with three minutes to play in the first when the Lakers scored the final 12 points of the quarter. Los Angeles led by double digits the remainder of the game.
Lakers Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol and Jordan Farmar combined to score 65 points to make up for the absence of Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum.
Utah was awful from the free-throw line, making only 13 of 25 for the game — for 52 percent.
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