Lakers 107, Jazz 96 at Los Angeles
The Lakers led by as many as 22 points and advanced to Round 2 with 31 points from Bryant and 26 points and 15 rebounds from Odom.
WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
Rockets 100, Lakers 92 at Los Angeles
Yao Ming (28 points), Ron Artest (21) and Aaron Brooks (14 in the fourth quarter) stunned a Lakers team that had been off for six days.
Lakers 111, Rockets 98 at Los Angeles
Five players received technical fouls, and Artest and Derek Fisher were ejected as L.A. evened the series behind 40 points from Bryant.
Lakers 108, Rockets 94 at Houston
Playing without the suspended Fisher, L.A. got 33 points from Bryant and 16 points from Odom to reclaim home court advantage.
Rockets 99, Lakers 87 at Houston