The Los Angeles Lakers took Game 1 of the 2010 NBA Western Conference Semi Finals against the Utah Jazz, 104-99.  Kobe Bryant scored 31 points and Pau Gasol added 25 points as the Lakers now leads the best of seven series, 1-0.  Game two will be played in LA.

Bryant scored 11 of his 31 points in the final four minutes. The LA superstar led the Lakers, who blew a fourth-quarter lead, to rally for victory over the Jazz in their second-round series opener Sunday.  Lakers coach Phil Jackson’s record now stands at 45-0 in playoff series after winning the first game, that includes 21-0 with Los Angeles.

Carlos Boozer had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Utah. Paul Millsap and C.J. Miles both added 16 points, which included several difficult baskets in the fourth quarter as the Jazz surged ahead with a 12-1 run.

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