Watch Rockets vs Jazz : The Utah Jazz are a great young team. They played a great series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. They also ran into a buzzsaw in the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the second round. This game was pure dominance from the Rockets from start to finish. Defensively they got stops and offensively they made the right plays they needed to. Welcome to Watch Rockets vs Jazz Live Game 3 of NBA Semifinals.
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Rockets fans have a response of their own, and they’ll say that the second half lull was more due to taking their foot off the gas than anything Utah did on either end of the court. Houston finally made a fair chunk of threes after struggling to make shots against Minnesota at times. Harden missed several bunnies and floaters so he can be even better from the field. Finally, Houston has the ability to throw bodies at Mitchell that OKC just didn’t have: Trevor Ariza, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, and even P.J. Tucker if needed.
I’m not sure who’s right, but the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. I expect Houston’s shooters to struggle since that is their normal state in this postseason, and for Harden or Chris Paul to step up and have a big game. As always, everything starts on defense for Houston. Even if the Rockets score 110 points like they did in Game 1, it won’t mean anything if they give up 111.
The Houston Rockets had the best record in the NBA and tied for the best home record, and they will enjoy their earned home court advantage by hosting the Utah Jazz beginning Sunday with Game 1 of their second-round NBA playoff series at the Toyota Center in Houston.
The Rockets were 34-7 at home this season, and have won 23 of their last 24 in Houston, including winning three times at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round.
The Utah Jazz are here after dispatching the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games, led by rookie extraordinaire Donovan Mitchell, who averaged 28.5 points and 7.2 boards in his first-ever playoff series.
Houston won all four regular season meetings against Utah this season by an average margin of 17.5 points. Their closest games were a pair of 11-point Rockets wins, both in Utah.
This is the eighth playoff series between the Rockets and Jazz, but the first since the 2008 first round. Utah has won five of their previous seven postseason series, but the two Houston wins came in their championship seasons in 1994 and 1995.