Jazz: Season Series in Review

11/4/2007, Jazz 109, Lakers 119
In only the third game of the season, the Lakers defeated the Jazz by a healthy 10 points, using a monster 38 point fourth quarter to outscore Utah by 11 points and take the first win in the season series. Kobe had an extremely efficient 33 points on 13-19 shooting from the field, while Andrew Bynum had 15 points and nine rebounds off of the bench in just over 19 minutes of play. The Lakers won despite a combined 49 points from Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer.

11/30/2007, Lakers 96, Utah 120
The Jazz got the Lakers back for their earl season victory and then some, sending L.A. home with their worst defeat of the season. Three Utah players scored at least 20 points, led by a scintillating 14-24 shooting performance from Williams. Kobe had 28 points for the Lakers and Jordan Farmar added 21, but only one other Laker (Turiaf) reached double figures.

12/28/2007, Utah 109, Lakers 123
The Lakers followed up their spectacular Christmas Day performance against the Suns by pummeling the Jazz by 14 points in a game that was nowhere near as close as the final score indicates. Bryant led the way for the Lakers with 31 points in just over 29 minutes, followed by a near triple double from Odom, who finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

3/20/2008, Lakers 106, Utah 95
The Jazz only lost four games at home all season and the Lakers got one of them in a late-season affair despite playing without Gasol or Bynum. Lamar Odom led the way for the Lakers with 21 points and 12 rebounds to go along with Kobe’s 27. Only eight Lakers dressed, but six of them scored in double figures, effectively rendering Boozer’s 23 points and William’s 26 useless.