â†µâ‡¥"I am hip hop." â†µâ†µ... which naturally led the NBA Twitter community to insert JVG references into well-known rap lyrics. Good times.
â†µThe Jazz trailed by 22 at the half, but had bottomless opportunities to make the game interesting through the fourth quarter. Utah even snuck to a nine-point deficit at a few points. But the Lakers really are just too much, and pulled out a victory that looked as close to effortless as you can get in the Western Conference playoffs.
â†µThe only drama in the final minute came as the starving and dirt-poor fans at Staples Center chanted "We want tacos!" -- Deron Williams scored a lay-up off an L.A. turnover to hit 100 and save Taco Bell a few bucks. Minor victories, y'all.â†µ
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