SCOREBOARD
Monday, May 5
San Antonio at New Orleans (9:30 p.m. EDT). The Hornets held San Antonio's Tim Duncan to a career playoff-low five points in a Game 1 win in their second-round playoff series on Saturday night.

STAR
Sunday
-Kobe Bryant, Lakers, had 38 points - including 21-of-23 from the foul line - with six rebounds and seven assists in a 109-98 win over the Jazz in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.

WIPED OUT
Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 22 points, and the Celtics turned back the pesky Hawks with a 99-65 victory Sunday in Game 7 of their playoff series, earning a second-round matchup with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Round 2 begins Tuesday night in Boston.

FIVE ALIVE
Kobe Bryant had 38 points - including 21-of-23 from the foul line - with six rebounds and seven assists Sunday, and the Lakers made it five straight playoff wins by beating the Utah Jazz 109-98 to begin the second round. Game 2 will be played Wednesday night before the best-of-seven series shifts to Utah for Games 3 and 4.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Mehmet Okur had 21 points and a career playoff-high 19 rebounds for the Jazz in a 109-98 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Sunday.

SPEAKING
``It's an incredible night to have 23 foul shots. I know that Utah's not going to be happy about it. We'll probably see about half that in the next game, if not less. So for him to do that, it was our biggest scoring threat of the night right there.'' - Lakers coach Phil Jackson on Kobe Bryant, who shot 21-of-23 from the foul line in a 109-98 win over the Jazz in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Sunday.

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