L.A. Lakers-Utah Jazz Game Three Recap: Three Things We Learned

May 8th, 2010 by Shaun Ahmad Leave a reply »

There aren't any words that will make Utah Jazz fans feel any better tonight.  None.

Utah did everything right in Game Three, yet they still fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in front of a raucous home crowd. 

The Jazz now face a historically insurmountable 0-3 deficit and are all but done for the 2009-10 NBA season. 

On a night where the Utah bench provided a spark courtesy of Kyle Korver's 23 points (9-10 field goals), won the rebounding battle, and shot 45.5% from three point range, the veteran Lakers still found a way to escape with a gut-wrenching victory which saw 22 lead changes and eight ties. 

In the end, it seemed that everything Utah could do, Los Angeles could do better.

Despite a colossal mistake by Ron Artest on an inbound pass with six seconds remaining (and a missed call by Joey Crawford), the Jazz were unable to pull out a win as Deron Williams' deep jumper rimmed out followed by Wesley Matthews' tip in being half an inch from falling in. 


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