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Kirilenko, Jazz Tie Series with Overtime Win

He makes key block on Kobe, three-point play in victory over Lakers
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2008 6:24 PM CDT
Kirilenko, Jazz Tie Series with Overtime Win
Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams (8) forces his way around Lakers forward Lamar Odom (7) in the second quarter of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday, May 11, 2008, in Salt Lake City.    (AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson)

(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 15-7 in the extra five minutes.

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Deron Williams had 29 points and 14 assists, while Carlos Boozer scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and grabbed 12 rebounds. Mehmet Okur added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Kirilenko finished with 15 points and five blocks. Bryant finished with 33 points and 10 assists. Game 5 is Wednesday in Los Angeles. (Read more Los Angeles Lakers stories.)

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