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Scouts Inc. Update: Jazz vs. Lakers, Game 2

Originally Published: May 7, 2008
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

• Jazz-Lakers series scouting report | Series page

The Lakers learned a valuable lesson in Game 1 of the second round: There are no more "Denver Nuggets" left in these playoffs. With every excuse to stop fighting when they were down 19 in the second half, the Jazz reached down and found a level of effort Denver never was capable (or willing) of reaching. Consequently, although the Lakers need just three more wins to reach the Western finals, they will have to play ...

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