Video Preview: Lakers – Jazz Game 1

As noted in our series preview, there are few teams in the NBA against which the Lakers are more familiar than Utah, since Phil Jackson’s Chicago Bulls teams battled Jerry Sloan’s Jazz back in the 1990’s, and Sloan has swapped players but not system, Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer sliding into the roles famously occupied by John Stockton and Karl Malone.

To preview L.A.’s Second Round series against Utah, we were joined by assistant coach Frank Hamblen, who discussed the changes to the Jazz lineup sparked by injures to center Mehmet Okur and forward Andrei Kirilenko, how to best contain Deron Williams and what the Lakers want to do against Utah’s aggressive defense.

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