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Kobe, Lakers Advance to Western Finals

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Lakers reached the NBA's Western Conference finals for the first time in four years by beating the Utah Jazz 108-105 on Friday. Kobe Bryant scored 34 points for LA, which held off a furious rally by the Jazz to clinch the series 4-2. Los Angeles plays the... More »

Kirilenko, Jazz Tie Series with Overtime Win

He makes key block on Kobe, three-point play in victory over Lakers

(Newser) - 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... More »

Utah Sends Houston, T-Mac Packing

Jazz get a date with Kobe's Lakers in the second round

(Newser) - Deron Williams scored 13 of his 25 points in the decisive third quarter, and the Utah Jazz beat Houston 113-91 on Friday to win the series 4-2 and knock the Rockets out of the playoffs in the opening round for the second straight year. Tracy McGrady scored 40 for the... More »

McGrady Leads Rockets Over Jazz

Houston steals road win after losing two at home

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady snapped out of his fourth-quarter slump and scored seven of his 27 points in the final period, leading Houston to a 94-92 victory over Utah last night that gave the Rockets life in a series that could have been headed for a sweep. Rafer Alston added 20 points... More »

Jazz Damage Nuggets Run to Playoffs

Okur scores 20 and grabs 15 rebounds as Utah downs Denver

(Newser) - Mehmet Okur had 20 points and 15 rebounds, Deron Williams added 19 points and 11 assists, and the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 124-97 last night to strengthen their hopes of home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Jazz won three of four against their rivals... More »

Okur, Jazz Win in New Orleans

Paul loses matchup with Williams in 77-66 clunker

(Newser) - Mehmet Okur had 22 points and 17 rebounds to help the Utah Jazz snap the New Orleans Hornets' 11-game home winning streak, 77-66 on Tuesday night. Deron Williams had 16 assists and outplayed Chris Paul as the Jazz took a 20-point lead early in the fourth quarter and cruised from... More »

Jazz Embarrass Spurs, 90-64

Utah ends defending champs' eight-game winning streak

(Newser) - Mehmet Okur had 17 points and 16 rebounds and Utah ended San Antonio's eight-game winning streak, beating the Spurs 90-64 tonight. The Jazz held the Spurs without a point for almost the first four minutes of the fourth quarter, writes AP, and dominated the Spurs the same way San Antonio... More »

Jazz Face the Music in Minnesota

Utah road struggles continue against lowly Timberwolves

(Newser) - Just imagine what the Jazz would be like if they could win on the road. Utah has an impressive 32-4 record at home this season, but is a less-than-stellar 16-22 outside Energy Solutions Arena. Minnesota is the latest team to capitalize on their road woes, beating the Jazz 110-103 in... More »

Jazz Devour Nuggets in 132-105 Romp

Nowitzki makes history as Mavs beat Nets, T'wolves tank Clippers

(Newser) - "When we don't match the level of intensity, we struggle—especially defensively," said Nuggets coach George Karl—and his team certainly did struggle against a whirlwind Jazz team that triumphed 132-105. Utah's 11 three-pointers left them with a 73% record from beyond the arc, better than the team's... More »

Mavericks Can't Get Past Jazz

Big Utah run in the fourth ends Dallas' hopes for comeback win

(Newser) - Dallas lost its third consecutive game against a Western Conference division leader tonight, giving up 16 straight points during the fourth quarter in a 116-110 loss to Utah. The Mavericks, now 4-4 since acquiring point guard Jason Kidd, had trailed by 21 early in the game but managed to actually... More »

Jazz Pass Their Way Past Tame Grizzlies

Balanced Utah attack hands Memphis its 8th straight loss

(Newser) -  The Utah Jazz ran and more importantly passed circles around the Memphis Grizzlies, racking up 34 assists in a 113-92 win tonight, reports the Associated Press. Deron Williams led the way with 19 assists and 13 points. Seven Jazz players, including all five starters, scored in double figures, as... More »

Heat Cool Off, Jazz Take Control 110-101

Wade alone is no match for terrible trio of Williams, Boozer, Okur

(Newser) - Together, Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, and Mehmet Okur accounted for 73 of Utah's points in last night's 110-101 outpacing of the Heat. Williams added 15 assists, Boozer grabbed 15 rebounds, and Okur, a center, nailed four of five three-pointers to bust open an 87-87 tie, reports the Miami Herald. More »

No Boozer, No Okur, No Sweat for Jazz

Lakers can't contain injury-depleted Utah, lose 120-96

(Newser) - Deron Williams had a career-best 35 points in Utah's unexpected blowout of the Lakers last night, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Playing without the injured Carlos Boozer and Mehmet Okur, the rest of the Jazz stepped up, with Paul Millsap posting 20 points and Andrei Kirilenko putting up a triple-double... More »

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