Lakers Steal a 3-0 Lead Over the Jazz

May 8th, 2010 by Paul Peszko Leave a reply »

The Lakers have now played the Utah Jazz in the NBA Playoffs three years in a row.  In all three years, the Lakers have won the first two games at the Staples Center.  However, they lost game three to the Jazz the last two years when the venue switched to Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City.

But this year it was different – barely.  The Lakers eked out a 111-110 victory in a closely contested game that could have gone either way.  There were no less than eight lead changes in the final two minutes.

Two things have really stood out so far in this year’s playoffs.  The Lakers have played in the two hardest venues – Oklahoma City and Salt Lake City – compared to any of the other competitors in the NBA’s second season.

Not only have the Lakers played in the toughest venues during the playoffs, but six of their seven wins have been close.  And none closer than tonight’s contest with both teams trading baskets and the lead down to the wire.

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