Lakers get past Jazz

Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 31 points Sunday, as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz 104-99 in Game 1 of their second round playoff series.

The Lakers were a 7-point favorite in the game, but were unable to cover the spread. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (198).

Pau Gasol added 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers and Derek Fisher had 10 points.

Deron Williams led Utah with 24 points and eight assists, while Carlos Boozer had 18 points and 12 rebounds.