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The Utah Jazz finally broke through against the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinals series. Now, Rockets vs Jazz aim to put some serious pressure on top-seeded Houston when they meet Friday (08:00 p.m. ET) in Game 3 at Salt Lake City.
Home Team: Utah Jazz
Away Team: Houston Rockets
Location: Toyota Center Houston, Texas
Game Time: 08:00 PM E.T
The Jazz are a different team with Rudy Gobert manning the middle as was proven when the team struggled with him out for 26 games with injuries this season as well as when he was in foul trouble, like in Game 5 against Oklahoma City. Gobert has put up similar numbers to last year (13.5 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 2.3 blocks), but his defense has been more stifling than ever this season.
Rockets vs Jazz Live – Results, Updates & Odds
Houston won their last game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, 122 – 104; Harden: 24 pts, 12 ast; Capela: 26 pts, 15 reb. Clint Capela scored a team-high, twenty-six points, during their last game against the Timberwolves. He made 12 of his 14 attempts from the field, for a 85.7% field goal percentage (2/4 from the line). In 33 minutes, Capela collected twenty-six points, one assist, one5 rebounds and one block with 0 turnovers.
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The model knows the Rockets had won all five prior meetings this season in blowout fashion, including a 110-96 victory in the series opener. But Utah turned the tables with a stunning 116-108 road win in Game 2, setting the stage for this pivotal showdown.
Utah won their last game against the Houston Rockets, 116 – 108; Ingles: 27 pts; Gobert: 15 pts, 14 rbs, 3 blk. Joe Ingles scored a team-high, twenty-seven points, during their last game against the Rockets. He made 10 of his 13 attempts from the field, for a 76.9% field goal percentage (no free throw attempts, 7/9 from three-point range). In 35 minutes, Ingles collected twenty-seven points, two assists, three rebounds and seven threes with 3 turnovers.
James Harden scored a team-high, thirty-two points, during their last game against the Jazz. He made 9 of his 22 attempts from the field, for a 40.9% field goal percentage (12/13 from the line, 2/10 from three-point range). In 36 minutes, Harden collected thirty-two points, eleven assists, six rebounds, two steals and two threes with 2 turnovers.
The Jazz responded with a rally of their own and pulled away behind a highlight-reel dunk from rookie Donovan Mitchell and a career night from Joe Ingles. Mitchell had 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Ingles finished with a career-high 27 points with seven 3-pointers.
Utah’s defense also played an integral role, holding the Rockets to 40 percent field-goal shooting and five fast-break points.
James Harden and Chris Paul combined for 55 points despite shooting 17-of-41 from the field. Clint Capela added 21 points and 11 rebounds.
The Jazz rank well in steals per game (#4), blocks per game (#9) and free throw percentage (#10). Their weakest areas are offensive rebounds per game (#23), assists per game (#21) and turnovers per game (#20).
The Rockets are one of the best teams in the league in points per game (#2), steals per game (#5) and free throw percentage (#9). Their weakest areas are assists per game (#27), offensive rebounds per game (#24) and field goal percentage (#15).
Utah’s win was its lone cover in six tries this season against Houston, but the Jazz are on a 4-1 ATS run on their home court.