Halftime: Lakers 56, Jazz 43

The Lakers are a half away from advancing to the second round. They were steady if not spectacular in the opening half, leading by as many as 14 points. Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom scored 16 points apiece to lead the Lakers in Game 5. Odom also had a team-leading eight rebounds for the Lakers, who hold a 3-1 series lead and showed no desire to return to Utah for Game 6 on Thursday. Andrei Kirilenko had 12 points for Utah.

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