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Tom Smart, Deseret News
Utah's Earl Watson as the Utah Jazz and the Portland Trailblazers play pre-season NBA basketball Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Tom Smart, Deseret News

Jazz 0-0 at Lakers 0-2

STAPLES CENTER

Today, 8:30 p.m. TV: TNT

Radio: 1320 AM, 98.7 FM

Season series: first meeting

Probable Starters

Derrick Favors: 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg josh mcroberts: 6.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg

Gordon Hayward: 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg devin ebanks: 8.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg

Al Jefferson: 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg pau gasol: 14.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg

Raja Bell: 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg kobe bryant: 28.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg

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Devin HARRIS: 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg Derek fisher: 2.0 ppg, 3.0 apg

Game Notes

This is the Jazz's season-opener, but the Lakers are playing their third game in three nights. ... Los Angeles recently traded Lamar Odom. Troy Murphy and Jason Kapono were among the team's acquisitions. ... Ron Artest officially changed his name to Metta World Peace in the offseason. ... The Jazz edged the Lakers, 86-85 on April 5, in their last Staples Center meeting after losing there the previous 17 times including regular season and playoffs.