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23/07/2015

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Andrew Bynum wasnt on the court the first time the Los Angeles Lakers faced the Utah Jazz. Calvin Johnson Jersey . He made his presence felt Wednesday night, with five blocked shots, including a game-saver on Al Jeffersons short jumper with 1.9 seconds remaining in overtime as the Lakers held on for a 90-87 victory. Kobe Bryant scored 40 points to lead the Lakers, including a pair of free throws with 0.7 seconds remaining for the final margin. "Andrew kind of made of his own coverage on Al and we tried to keep telling him to get out of it," Lakers coach Mike Brown said. "But he didnt listen to us and whatever he did, worked. So Im going to add it to my defensive package." Jefferson, who was coming off a season-high 30-point effort against Cleveland on Tuesday, was held to 11 points on 5-of-17 shooting. Paul Millsap led the Jazz with a season-high 29 points, hitting 14 of 24 shots. The loss was the first at home for the Jazz this season and halted their five-game winning streak. The Lakers embarrassed the Jazz in Utahs season-opener, winning by 25 even without Bynum on Dec. 27. This one was close throughout, with Millsaps tip-in tying it at 78 with 21 seconds left in regulation. Bryant, coming of a 48-point game Tuesday night at home against Phoenix, missed a shot at the buzzer that would have won it in regulation for Los Angeles. Millsap then scored the first four points of overtime, but the Lakers fought back, with three-pointers by Bryant and Pau Gasol. "Paus got a green light to shoot the three," Brown said. "As you can tell, guys trust him. Kobe made a pass to him late in the game at a crucial point. To see him step and knock it down was huge for us." Seven-foot Bynum came up even bigger. He made just 5 of 13 shots, but his tip-in with 51 seconds left in OT put the Lakers ahead 88-87. Millsap brought the Jazz within one, then after Bryants miss, the Jazz found themselves with a chance to win. Gordon Hayward had the ball and started toward the lane, only to pass it to Jefferson underneath. Bynum was there. "It was just a reaction," Bynum said about his block. "Im lucky he went for the quick flip." Hayward said he thought about shooting it himself. "The clocks winding down, a final scramble and we didnt know what was going on," Hayward said. "There were eight seconds left, so I got to make a play. Maybe I could have shot a 1-2 pullup, but I thought it was the right play, the right pass. We got a good look. Bynum just made a good play." Bryant would block a long three-point attempt by Devin Harris as the Jazz inbounded with 0.7 seconds remaining in OT. The win was the first on the road for the Lakers (8-4), while Utah (6-4) is 5-1 at home. "It felt good to get a road win here," Bryant said. "Its a very tough place to play and it was a huge test for us." But even he wasnt so sure Gasol could knock down the 22-footer from the corner. "Paus been shooting them well in practice and coach has been urging me to trust him at the three-point line," Bryant said. "I thought about passing it to him, it seemed like an eternity. But I said, What the hell. "You think Tebow prays? When that ball left his hand, I must have said 30 Hail Marys." Gasol finished with 14 points. He was just 5 of 14 overall, but hit his only three-point attempt -- his first of the season. "Tonight was not a very effective game on our part, for the most part," Gasol said. "But we continued to fight through it. We forgot about everything else and we made two big plays down the stretch with the put-back and the block and I was able to make a couple plays. Hopefully well get the bodies that we have injured right now and it will give us a deeper rotation." If the Lakers were celebrating a little more than usual, they say they earned the right. "It was a tough game. Its hard to get a win here. Back to back, getting in here late last night, going to bed late. Its something to be proud of as a team," Gasol said. "Hopefully, well get some sleep and get ready for another back-to-back." The Jazz also left feeling pretty good despite the loss, saying they are a different team than the one that faced the Lakers in the opener. "We kept playing hard, didnt give up," Jefferson said. "Its one of those games at the end of the day we wish we could have won, but we could walk out with our head up. We played hard until the end. We just got to get ready for New Jersey." The Jazz face the Nets on Saturday in a game that marks the return of Deron Williams for the first time since he was traded away last February. "Were coming, were getting better," Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. "We played against a good team tonight. They were a little bit better but our effort was great." NOTES: Lakers forward Jason Kapono missed his second game so he could be with his wife, who gave birth Tuesday to twin girls. ... Josh McRoberts (sprained toe/thumb) and Troy Murphy (stomach ailment) also did not suit up for L.A. ... Jazz guard Raja Bell was assessed a first-quarter technical after giving Bryant a quick shove then having a few words with him. ... Both teams were a combined 1-10 from 3-point range in the first half... Lakers guard Steve Blake suffered a rib contusion in the fourth quarter. Matthew Stafford Lions Jersey . -- With traffic ahead and teammate Juan Pablo Montoya closing in from behind, Will Power stepped on the accelerator. Calvin Johnson Youth Jersey . The 23-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., defeated Germanys Benjamin Becker 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in the fourth round of the Sony Open in just 89 minutes. WINNIPEG -- Ondrej Pavelec couldnt have asked for a better return after a two-game absence. Pavelec made 41 saves as the Winnipeg Jets shut out the Nashville Predators 5-0 on Friday with the help of a four-goal first period. It was Pavelecs first shutout since March 12, 2012, 11th of his career, and came after he was replaced by Al Montoya the past two games. "I didnt play a few days so I felt a little bit nervous," Pavelec said. "I just wanted to help the guys get the win. That was my goal today and so Im happy we get the win." It was only Winnipegs (7-9-2) second win in its last six games, as Montoya backstopped the Jets to a 4-2 victory over Detroit on Monday and then a 4-1 loss in Chicago on Wednesday. Bryan Little, Olli Jokinen and Eric Tangradi scored for Winnipeg in the first 8:23 of the opening period, followed by Devin Setoguchi making it 4-0 at the 16:45 mark of the first period. The first-period barrage was the most goals the Jets have scored in a period since March 1, 2012, when they recorded five against Florida. Fans at the MTS Centre gave the Jets a standing ovation as they left the ice for the first intermission. The Predators, coming off road wins against Colorado and Los Angeles, move to 8-6-2. "I give a lot of credit to Pavelec," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "I mean, to me, if we can get through that first period 3-0, I believe we have a chance to come back. Not saying we wouldve, but we have a chance to get back in the hockey game. "I thought the killer goal in that game was the fourth goal." Little added his second goal of the game, and 10th of the season, midway through the third period to make it 5-0. "I think we just kept it simple," said Little, who leads his team with 15 points. "We came out really hard, which was great." Andrew Ladd, playing in his 550th NHL game, and Blake Wheeler each had a pair of assists and Jokinen added an assist to go with his goal. Jokinen wasnt over-excited about the victory. "Its good we scored four goals in the first period, but it was far from a complete game," said a subdued Jokinen. "The last 40 minutes was not the way we should play. We take two points and we can be happy, but theres no reason to plan the parade on Portage Avenue." Tangradis slight redirecttion of a Dustin Byfuglien point shot sent goalie Carter Hutton to the bench in favour of Marek Mazanec at 8:23 of the first. Laken Tomlinson Lions Jersey. Mazanec, called up from Milwaukee of the AHL on Nov. 5 and playing in his first NHL game, turned aside 21 of the 23 shots he faced. Hutton stopped five of the eight shots he faced in 8:23 of work. Nashville is without veteran netminder Pekka Rinne, who was placed on injured reserve Oct. 24 with whats now being reported as an E. coli infection in his hip. When asked about the report, Trotz said he hasnt talked to Rinne about that. "I know that the doctors are still working with him and hes on schedule," said Trotz. That schedule was "when he was supposed to return," which had been about six weeks. Winnipegs scoring began with an unexpected move by Little that earned him his team-leading ninth goal. After picking up a rebound in the slot off a shot by Ladd, Little moved to the face-off circle with his back to Hutton, but then spun around and fired the puck past the netminder at 3:02. Jokinen scored his third of the season with a close wrist shot at 6:47 off a pass by Evander Kane, but he wasnt over-excited about the victory. Byfugliens blast from the point caught a bit of Tangradi as he was screening Hutton. Mazanec entered the game and Setoguchi scored on his teams 11th shot of the night after Jokinen won the faceoff and passed the puck to his teammate in front of the net. "Hes a battler," Trotz said of Mazanec. "Hes a young man who has a lot of talent. Still has to learn to play goal. It was a good night for him to go in for us." Littles second goal couldnt miss as Mazenec was stretching back across the front of the net to follow the rebound off a Ladd shot, but Little fired the puck over his body at 9:53 for the 5-0 gap. Nashville was 0 for 4 on the power play and Winnipeg 0 for 3. The fans gave the Jets another loud standing ovation during the final minute of the game. "A night like tonight well take the 5-0 game, but it wasnt necessarily a clinic, but well take the win," Jets coach Claude Noel said. "Weve had enough heartache for a while, well take one of these." Winnipeg hosts San Jose on Sunday, while Nashville continues its season-long, seven-game road trip with the fifth stop Sunday in New Jersey. cheap jerseys wholesale jerseys wholesale jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys Etrit Berisha Jersey ' ' '