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NBA Playoffs, Lakers Jazz Game 4: Utah, now all hope is lost. Officially.

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It’s a simple but true basketball axiom — good tall will beat good small. The Jazz are good, they played hard and execute their offense well, but the Lakers were just a taller, longer team. A better team. In the first two games of the series Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom punished the [more]

NBA Playoffs, Lakers Jazz Game 3: Andrei Kirilenko says he is ready to play

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The Jazz are desperate for some size and another weapon to confront the Los Angles Lakers — and for Game 3 they will have one. An AK-47. Andrei Kirilenko said Thursday that he will be ready to go on Saturday, as reported by the fantastic Ross Siler in the Salt Lake Tribune. “I’m good, I’m [more]

NBA Playoffs, Lakers Jazz: As if the Jazz don't have enough problems, Kobe is back

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At one point in the first round, Kobe Bryant was showing all the leaping ability of Ron Artest. You could hardly tell them apart… well, except for the hair. And the build. And the fluidity of motion. Okay, so it wasn’t that bad. But it wasn’t good either. Oklahoma City was blanketing him with very [more]

NBA Playoffs, Lakers Jazz Game 2: Can the Jazz find a way to get easy buckets? That or grow taller.

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It was clearly a shock to the Jazz’s system. They came from facing a Denver defense where the players’ main goal is to get back on offense, there is no discipline in the system, nobody really breaking up the passing lanes on Jazz cuts. There were a lot of easy baskets. Then they have to [more]