Bryant, Lakers close out Jazz with 107-96 win

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LOS ANGELES (AP)—The 3-pointers, slam dunks and Kobe Bryant’s fadeaway jumper as he fell on his backside were all impressive.

The Los Angeles Lakers letting the Utah Jazz shave a 22-point lead all the way down to six wasn’t quite as cool.

Bryant and the Lakers are moving on in the NBA playoffs—as if that was really in doubt. It’s just that even as they ran away from the Jazz 107-96 on Monday night, they still left some questions about their defense. Continue reading

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