Utah Evens Series With Lakers

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Andrei Kirilenko blocked Kobe Bryant twice
in overtime and converted a three-point play with 35 seconds
remaining as the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-115 on
Sunday, tying the Western Conference semifinals at 2-2.
The Jazz went 8-for-8 from the foul line in overtime and
outscored the Lakers 15-7 in the extra 5 minutes. Kirilenko blocked Kobe Bryant twice in the extra period and
converted a three-point play that put the Jazz ahead by five points
with 35 seconds left. He finished with 15 points for the Jazz, who
shot 9-for-9 from the free-throw line while outscoring the Lakers
15-7 in the final period.
Deron Williams poured in 29 points and had 14 assists as one of
three Utah players with a double-double. Carlos Boozer scored 12 of
his 14 points in the second half and finished with 12 rebounds.
Mehmet Okur contributed 18 points and 11 rebounds to the victory.
Bryant finished with 33 points for the Lakers, who erased a
12-point deficit in the final four minutes of regulation. Lamar
Odom chipped in 26 points and 13 rebounds, while Pau Gasol added 23 points and 10 boards.
Game 5 is Wednesday in Los Angeles.



 
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