Matching up with the Jazz

The Lakers won two of three games against the Utah Jazz during the regular season, taking both games at Staples Center and losing in Salt Lake City. Here’s a closer look at how the teams fared against each other and at who might play a key role during the first-round playoff series between the Lakers and the Jazz.

(By the way, the schedule will be released late tonight).

Lakers versus Jazz
Top scorer — Kobe Bryant averaged 31 points on 47.8 percent shooting.
Top rebounder — Lamar Odom averaged 9.3 rebounds.
Top playmaker — Pau Gasol averaged 4.7 assists.

Jazz versus Lakers
Top scorer — Deron Williams averaged 22 points on 48 percent shooting.
Top rebounder — Mehmet Okur averaged 10.5 rebounds.
Top playmaker — Williams averaged 12 assists.