Game 82

Los Angeles LakersSunday, 1:30 p.m.

Great Western Forum

Season Series: Lakers lead 2-1

Radio: KFAN (1320 AM)

TV: NBC (KSL, Ch. 5)

Jazz Record

Home: 36-5 Away: 26-14

Streak: won 3 Last 10: 8-2

This time last year: 63-18

The pace (plus/minus): minus 1

Jazz (62-19)

WATCH FOR: The regular season to end with a bang before a national-television audience. These teams aren't really fond of each other . . . A Jazz victory would eliminate any hope the Lakers have of winning the Pacific Division . . . Greg Ostertag returns for the first time to the scene of an opening day incident when he was slapped to the ground by L.A.'s Shaquille O'Neal between practice sessions . . . Utah has clinched home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

Probable starters

F Karl Malone (27.0 ppg, 10.3 rpg)

F Adam Keefe (7.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg)

C Greg Foster (5.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg)

G Jeff Hornacek (14.3 ppg, 4.4 apg)

G John Stockton (12.0 ppg, 8.6 apg)

Lakers (60-21)

WATCH FOR: The Lakers to be fired up. They weren't happy with Greg Foster's throat-cutting gesture in the closing minutes of Utah's 106-91 win in the Delta Center March 28 . . . Since the setback, L.A. had gone 10-1 . . . Shaquille O'Neal has led the Lakers in scoring for nine-consecutive games . . . L.A. can win the Pacific with a victory and a Seattle loss at Portland . . . The Lakers are looking to win the season series 3-1.

Probable starters

F Robert Horry (7.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg)

F Rick Fox (12.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg)

C Shaquille O'Neal (28.2 ppg, 11.3 rpg)

G Eddie Jones (17.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg)

G Derek Fisher (5.8 ppg, 4.1 apg)