Derek Fisher, Carlos Boozer
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Lakers 107, Jazz 96

Derek Fisher, Carlos Boozer
Lakers point guard Derek Fisher strips the ball from Jazz forward Carlos Boozer during the first half Monday night. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant, C.J. Miles, Paul Millsap
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant gets inside for a shot against Utah‘s C.J. Miles (34) and Paul Millsap (24) in the first half Monday night.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Andrew Bynum, Paul Millsap
Lakers center Andrew Bynum blocks a shot by Jazz forward Paul Millsap in the first half Monday night. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant, Mehmet Okur, Ronnie Brewer
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant tries to throw down a slam against Utah center Mehmet Okur and guard Ronnie Brewer in the first half Monday night. Bryant missed the shot but was fouled. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Pau Gasol, Matt Harpring
Lakers forward Pau Gasol is pushed from behind by Jazz forward Matt Harpring while trying to get a rebound in the first half Monday night.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant, Ronnie Brewer, Paul Millsap, Carlos Boozer
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes airborne while looking to pass against the defense of the Jazz’s Carlos Boozer (left), Paul Millsap and Ronnie Brewer in the first half Monday night.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Pau Gasol, Carlos Boozer
Jazz forward Carlos Boozer loses his balance after Lakers forward Pau Gasol fouled him in the first half Monday night.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant, Jazz defenders
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant draws the attention of Utah‘s Brevin Knight (left), Paul Millsap and C.J. Miles (34) in the second half Monday night.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lamar Odom, Paul Millsap, Andrei Kirilenko
Lakers forward Lamar Odom smacks Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko in the face as he tries to protect the ball from the double-team defense that includes Utah forward Paul Millsap. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Sasha Vujacic, Kyle Korver
Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic and Jazz guard Kyle Korver give chase to a loose ball in the first half Monday night. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant, Deron Williams
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant drives past Utah point guard Deron Williams for a layup Monday night.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Sasha Vujacic, Ronnie Brewer
Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic makes sure Jazz guard Ronnie Brewer won’t make a shot during Game 5 on Monday night.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Jack Nicholson, Deron Williams
Jack Nicholson gets a courtside visit from a tumbling Deron Williams of Utah during Game 5 on Monday night.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Deron Williams, Lamar Odom
Jazz point guard Deron Williams leaps to make a pass over the defense of Lakers forward Lamar Odom during Game 5 on Monday night.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Pau Gasol, Paul Millsap
Lakers forward Pau Gasol battles Jazz forward Paul Millsap for a rebound in the fourth quarter Monday night. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Josh Powell, Paul Millsap
Lakers forward Josh Powell pulls down a rebound before Utah forward Paul Millsap can get his hands on it during Game 5 on Monday night.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant, Ronnie Brewer
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant elevates for a jumper over Utah guard Ronnie Brewer late in the game Monday night.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant heads back on defense after hitting a jump shot late in the fourth quarter to help seal the 107-96 victory over Utah on Monday night.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Jerry Sloan
Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan has to be restrained after he was hit with two technical fouls and ejected from the game. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lamar Odom, fans
Lakers forward Lamar Odom high-fives fans in the final seconds of a 107-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night at Staples Center.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Ronnie Brewer, Carlos Boozer
Utah‘s Ronnie Brewer (9) and Carlos Boozer (center) watch from the bench as the Lakers close out the first-round series Monday night at Staples Center.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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