After watching the Rockets steamroll the Jazz in game 1, I assumed that there was no way that Utah would even win one game in this series. I was wrong. I was really wrong. I know it was just one game, but the Jazz has everything working in their favor as they head to Utah for game-3. Stealing a game in Houston means that if the Jazz take care of business in these next two games at home, the homecourt advantage suddenly goes to the Jazz. Before we jump the gun on that though, let’s take into account that Houston shot the ball pretty badly last night, I honestly doubt that will happen again. But, the Jazz win last night does now make this series interesting. The Rockets are under a little pressure for the first time in these playoffs, it should be interesting to see how they respond.
Led by 27 points from Forward, Joe Ingles, the Jazz provided some balanced scoring to help even the series up. They had six players score in double figures last night, including 17 points, 11 assist, and 5 rebounds from rookie sensation Donavan Mitchell. The Rockets once again were led by James Harden who dropped 32, 11, 6. Big man Clint Capela added 21 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. Check out some of the highlights from last night’s game below:
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