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.