Lakers 111, Jazz 104

Lakers lead series, 3-2

• Jazz stay close but can never manage to take the lead

• Lakers' big three — Bryant, Odom, Gasol — each score 20-plus to carry load at different times

• Utah gives L.A. too many chances with early turnovers (14 in first half), FT opportunities (42-28)

X factor

His late buckets clinched it for L.A. He scored 21, had eight assists, six offensive boards and four blocks.