Jazz draw level with Lakers

The Utah Jazz beat the Lakers 123-115 to lock up their series 2-2.

    Paul Millsap takes a shot for the Jazz [AFP]

    Andrei Kirilenko blocked Kobe Bryant twice in overtime and converted a three-point play with 35 seconds remaining as the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-115 on Sunday, tying the Western Conference semifinals at 2-2.

    The Jazz went 9-for-9 from the foul line in overtime and outscored the Lakers 15-7 in the extra 5 minutes.

    Deron Williams had 29 points and 14 assists, while Carlos Boozer scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and grabbed 12 rebounds.

    Mehmet Okur added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Kirilenko finished with 15 points and five blocks, stuffing Bryant twice as the Lakers tried to rally in overtime.

    Bryant finished with 33 points and 10 assists. Lamar Odom had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and Pau Gasol scored 23 and pulled down 10 boards.

    Game 5 is Wednesday in Los Angeles.

    Spurs 100, Hornets 80

    At San Antonio, Tim Duncan had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and San Antonio beat New Orleans to even the Western Conference semifinals at 2-2.

    Tony Parker added 21 points for the Spurs, who led nearly the entire game and are assured of a Game 6 back in San Antonio.

    Chris Paul scored 23 for the Hornets, who trailed by as many as 27.

    The Hornets' David West had three blocks but was held to 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting and was visibly frustrated. Reserve Jannero Pargo scored 11 for the Hornets.

    Game 5 is Tuesday in New Orleans.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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