Halftime: Lakers 56, Jazz 41

SALT LAKE CITY — Lamar Odom had 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting and seven rebounds in the first half tonight as the Lakers tried to go 3-0 without Kobe Bryant. Pau Gasol scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Jordan Farmar had 10 points in a reserve role. The Lakers led by as many as 17 points. Bryant sat out for the third consecutive game because of a sprained left ankle. Andrew Bynum did not play for the second straight game because of a bruised right hip. Carlos Boozer led Utah with 11 points in the first half.

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