Deron Williams’ fading jumper with 2.2 seconds remaining gave the Jazz a 88-86 win over the Lakers late last night in Salt Lake City. Carlos Boozer had a terrific game, finishing with 22 points and a franchise playoff record 23 rebounds.
Here are the highlights:
The good news for Utah is that it won the game despite playing without Mehmet Okur, who has a strained hamstring. The bad news is that Kobe Bryant will probably not shoot 5-24 from the field again.
Kobe scored 18 points, but couldn’t hit anything all night. His 35-footer as time expired was wide right.
I think Utah has a chance to steal game 4 from L.A. The Jazz aren’t your normal eight seed.
Stay tuned for updates on Okur, who is listed as day-to-day.