Game 1: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz Live Stream (free online video)
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz Live Stream Game 1: The LA Lakers and the Utah Jazz will face each other for this year’s best-of-seven western conference playoffs semifinals. This fixture became possible after the LA Lakers defeated the the Oklahoma City Thunder in round 1 of the playoffs while the Utah Jazz ousted the Denver Nuggets.
Both these teams have already met in the playoffs and are very familiar with each other. In 2008 western conference semifinals, the Lakers ousted the Jazz and moved on to the finals where they met the Celtics and got defeated. Last year, they met again in the first-round of the playoffs and Los Angeles ended up as the NBA champions.
When asked about the upcoming series matchup against the Jazz, Lakers’ superstar Kobe Bryant said: “No scouting report necessary. For either team. We know their offense inside out, they know our offense inside out, as well as the defense. We’ve played each other so many times. Including preseason. We’re just extremely, extremely familiar with each other.”
LA Lakers: Derek Fisher (PG), Kobe Bryant (SG), Ron Artest (SF), Lamar Odom (PF), Pau Gasol (C)
Utah Jazz: Deron Williams (PG), Wesley Matthews (SG), Andrei Kirilenko (SF), Carlos Boozer (PF), Kyrylo Fesenko ©
LA Lakers: Andrew Bynum (C), Jordan Farmar (PG), Shannon Brown (G), D.J. Mbenga (C)
Utah Jazz: C.J. Miles (F), Paul Millsap (F), Kyle Korver (G/F), Kosta Koufos (C)
LA Lakers vs. Utah Jazz Matchup Schedule:
Game 1: Sunday, May 2 – 3:30 PM ET
Game 2: Tuesday, May 4 – 10:30 PM ET
Game 3: Saturday, May 8 – 8:00 PM ET
Game 4: Monday, May 10 – 10:30 PM ET
Game 5: Wednesday, May 12
Game 6: Friday, May 14
Game 7: Monday, May 17
Game 1 starts at 3:30 p.m. ET.
UPDATE: The Lakers defeated the Jazz 104-99 in Game 1 of the western conference playoffs semifinals. Los Angeles leads series 1-0.