Ravell Call, Deseret News
Greg Ostertag pulls a rebound away from Shaquille O’Neal.

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After five days of severe storm warnings about the coming of Shaquille ONeal how big he is, how strong he is, how mean he is, how Shaq he is you had to fell sorry for the Jazzs Greg Ostertag.

But Ostertag was ready and waiting. He won the opening tip. He blocked a couple of ONeals shots. And the Jazz took a 93-77 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1of their Western Conference semifinal.

ONeal had averaged 33 points in an opening series with Portland but ended up with 17 points on 6-of-16 shooting against Utah.