The LA Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 94-88. The Lakers played like a real team tonight getting 5 players in double figures. Kobe led the way with 23 points and taking away 7 steals in 36 minutes. Kobe got the Lakers going on defense with the steals and that got players like Smush Parker involved a lot more. Lamar Odom had 17 points, 8 assists and 9 boards in 44 minutes. Odom got his points it's about time. Kobe's got to get Odom getting 20 and the Lakers will be in the playoffs. Smush Parker had 16 points and 4 boards in 36 minutes. Parker got very into the game and it proved a team effort works. Sasha Vujacic had 7 points and 6 assists in 19 minutes. Vujacic could give a lift like that every night it would be a wonderful way to sit Kobe and still get good production. Devin Brown for the Jazz had 25 points and 3 boards in 35 minutes. Brown was great in the starting lineup he should stay there. Mehmet Okur had 18 points and 12 boards in 39 minutes. Okur fought for the boards and does a great job of it.