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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      LA LAKERS        13   15   26   24    78   
      UTAH             25   20   24   35    104     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   LAL - KOBE BRYANT 38, LAMAR ODOM 14, CHRIS 
                      MIHM 6
                UTH - CARLOS BOOZER 27, MATT HARPRING 23, 
                      ANDREI KIRILENKO 16

HIGH REBOUND:   LAL - LAMAR ODOM 9, CHRIS MIHM 5, KOBE BRYANT 
                      4
                UTH - CARLOS BOOZER 11, MATT HARPRING 7, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS:   LAL - TIERRE BROWN 2, FIVE PLAYERS WITH 1
                UTH - KEITH MCLEOD 8, MATT HARPRING 4, MEHMET 
                      OKUR 4

         ATT:   19,991

Box Score

LA LAKERS (78) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp C Butler 24 1-8 2-2 1-3 0 2 4 L Odom 35 3-10 8-10 2-9 1 5 14 C Mihm 24 3-8 0-2 2-5 0 4 6 C Atkins 19 0-2 2-2 0-1 1 3 2 K Bryant 41 9-21 16-20 1-4 1 5 38 T Brown 23 0-3 1-2 1-3 2 0 1 B Cook 17 1-5 1-2 0-2 0 4 3 J Jones 15 1-2 0-0 1-2 1 4 2 B Grant 10 0-1 1-2 1-2 0 3 1 L Walton 12 1-3 0-0 1-1 0 1 3 K Rush 17 0-4 0-0 3-3 0 0 0 S Vujacic 3 1-1 2-2 0-2 1 1 4 _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 20-68 33-44 13-37 7 32 78 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.294, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 5-18, .278 (L Odom 0-1, K Bryant 4-9, B Cook 0-3, J Jones 0-1, L Walton 1-2, K Rush 0-2). Team Rebounds: 11. Blocked Shots:7 (L Odom 2, C Mihm 2, B Grant, K Rush, J Jones). Turnovers:14 (L Odom 3, C Mihm 3, B Grant 2, K Bryant 2, C Atkins 2, K Rush, S Vujacic). Steals: 4 (K Rush 2, K Bryant, L Odom). UTAH (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Kirilenko 38 5-6 6-7 2-6 1 2 16 C Boozer 34 10-13 7-10 5-11 3 1 27 J Collins 10 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 4 0 K McLeod 29 2-7 2-2 0-0 8 5 6 G Giricek 12 4-9 3-3 0-1 0 4 11 M Okur 20 0-4 2-2 1-5 4 1 2 R Bell 25 4-8 2-2 0-3 0 5 10 M Harpring 28 9-11 3-3 2-7 4 4 23 H Eisley 19 2-7 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 C Borchardt 14 2-3 1-2 1-6 1 2 5 K Snyder 9 0-3 0-0 0-3 0 2 0 K Humphries 2 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-75 26-31 11-43 24 31 104 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.507, FT-.839. 3-Point Goals: 2-7, .286 (K McLeod 0-1, R Bell 0-3, M Harpring 2-2, K Snyder 0-1). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots:14 (A Kirilenko 8, C Borchardt 3, M Okur 2, K Snyder). Turnovers:12 (A Kirilenko 5, M Harpring 2, G Giricek 2, R Bell, C Borchardt, K McLeod). Steals: 4 (M Harpring, A Kirilenko, M Okur, K McLeod). ------------------------------------------- LA LAKERS 13 15 26 24 - 78 UTAH 25 20 24 35 - 104 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: La Lakers - 2 (C Atkins, 6:57 3rd; Defensive Three, 7:52 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,991. T: 2:31. Officials: Joe Derosa, Leon Wood, Mark Wunderlich.


Extended Box

LA LAKERS (78) AT UTAH (104) LA LAKERS REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === C BUTLER F 24 1-8 2-2 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 4 L ODOM F 35 3-10 8-10 2 7 9 1 5 1 3 14 C MIHM C 24 3-8 0-2 2 3 5 0 4 0 3 6 C ATKINS G 19 0-2 2-2 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 2 K BRYANT G 41 9-21 16-20 1 3 4 1 5 1 2 38 T BROWN 23 0-3 1-2 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 B COOK 17 1-5 1-2 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 3 J JONES 15 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 2 B GRANT 10 0-1 1-2 1 1 2 0 3 0 2 1 L WALTON 12 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 K RUSH 17 0-4 0-0 3 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 S VUJACIC 3 1-1 2-2 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 4 TOTALS 240 20-68 33-44 13 24 37 7 32 4 14 78 (.294) (.750) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 17 (13 PTS) UTAH REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === A KIRILENKO F 38 5-6 6-7 2 4 6 1 2 1 5 16 C BOOZER F 34 10-13 7-10 5 6 11 3 1 0 0 27 J COLLINS C 10 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 K MCLEOD G 29 2-7 2-2 0 0 0 8 5 1 1 6 G GIRICEK G 12 4-9 3-3 0 1 1 0 4 0 2 11 M OKUR 20 0-4 2-2 1 4 5 4 1 1 0 2 R BELL 25 4-8 2-2 0 3 3 0 5 0 1 10 M HARPRING 28 9-11 3-3 2 5 7 4 4 1 2 23 H EISLEY 19 2-7 0-0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 C BORCHARDT 14 2-3 1-2 1 5 6 1 2 0 1 5 K SNYDER 9 0-3 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 K HUMPHRIES 2 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 240 38-75 26-31 11 32 43 24 31 4 12 104 (.507) (.839) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 13 (12 PTS) LA LAKERS 13 15 26 24 - 78 UTAH 25 20 24 35 - 104 BLOCKED SHOTS: LA LAKERS - L ODOM 2, C MIHM 2, B GRANT, K RUSH, J JONES. UTAH - A KIRILENKO 8, C BORCHARDT 3, M OKUR 2, K SNYDER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA LAKERS 5-18 (.278), L ODOM 0-1, K BRYANT 4-9, B COOK 0-3, J JONES 0-1, L WALTON 1-2, K RUSH 0-2. UTAH 2-7 (.286), K MCLEOD 0-1, R BELL 0-3, M HARPRING 2-2, K SNYDER 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: LA LAKERS - C ATKINS, DEFENSIVE THREE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JOE DEROSA, LEON WOOD, MARK WUNDERLICH. A - 19,991. T - 2:31.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) Carlos Boozer made quite an impression in his debut with the Utah Jazz. Boozer scored 12 of his 27 points in the first quarter as the Jazz cruised to a 104-78 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in their season opener. Signed by Utah as a free agent in the offseason, Boozer combined with All-Star Andrei Kirilenko to score all of the points in a 7-0 spurt to open the game for the Jazz, who never trailed. Boozer also pulled down 11 rebounds for his first double-double with Utah after recording 41 with Cleveland last season. The third-year forward shot 10-of-13 from the floor. Kirilenko had four of his career-high eight blocked shots in the first quarter as the Lakers did not score a basket until Caron Butler made a layup with 5:30 on the clock. "I think Kirilenko set the tone early with the blocks," Lakers coach Rudy Tomjanovich said. "We made some aggressive moves to the basket and he erased them and got the momentum going, and that put us in a sort of frantic mode." Kirilenko, who finished fifth in Defensive Player of the Year voting last season, helped the Utah defense hold the Lakers - sluggish in playing their second game in as many days - to a franchise-low 29 percent shooting. "It feels good to have everybody helping each other out, playing defense," said Kirilenko, who scored 16 points and pulled down six rebounds. "I think we won the game tonight because our team defense was so good." Utah led, 45-28, at halftime and pushed the lead to 25 points in the third period before Kobe Bryant took things into his own hands, scoring 27 of his 38 points after halftime. Lamar Odom was the only other Laker in double figures with 14. In Tuesday's 89-78 victory over Denver, Los Angeles had four players reach that plateau. "(Kobe) did it all tonight," Tomjanovich said. "I thought Lamar got things going there a little bit, but we just couldn't find other guys to make shots here and there. Role players have got to make some shots, too." Bryant's jumper with 6:03 remaining pulled Los Angeles within 77-64, but Matt Harpring scored 14 of his 23 points down the stretch as the Jazz pulled away. "(Boozer and Harpring) played well tonight," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. "They got some baskets and were able to finish around the basket. That's what we have to do. Both of those guys can get around the basket and score." Bryant, who dished out seven assists against Denver on Tuesday, had just one against Utah. T he Lakers had just seven, also a franchise low, while Jazz point guard Keith McLeod, who was starting for the injured Carlos Arroyo, had eight. "When we did move the ball to the open guy tonight, we just didn't make our open shots," Tomjanovich said. Making his first career start with Carlos Arroyo nursing a sprained left ankle, McLeod turned the ball over just once in 29 minutes.


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