NBA Basketball

Houston Rockets (53-29)

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vs. Uta
W 122-90
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vs. Uta
W 118-98
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Hou 28 - 30 Uta
@ Uta
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vs. Uta

Riding defense, Rockets look for 3-0 lead at Jazz

Potent offense isn't Houston's only formula for success. The Rockets have taken a 2-0 series lead over Utah by clamping down on the defensive end.

Going into Game 3 against the Jazz on Saturday, Houston has done everything it has needed to do defensively to take control of this first-round series. The Rockets have allowed Utah to score just 94.0 points per game and shoot 39.4 percent from the field in the two losses. The Jazz are just 15-for-65 from 3-point range in that two-game stretch.

"Our swag and our confidence is where it needs to be," Rockets guard James Harden said. "We just need to bring that to the road. We all know how tough it is to win at Utah, but we did it last year. We're focused and we're on a level defensively to where we're engaged."

Points: James Harden36.1
Rebounds: Clint Capela12.7
Assists: Chris Paul8.2
FG%: Clint Capela64.8%
Steals: James Harden2.03
Blocks: Clint Capela1.52
Defense (Rank)
Points: 109.1 (10)
Rebounds: 45.4 (16)
Assists: 23.5 (7)
FG%: 46.6% (19)
FT%: 76.8% (16)
3P%: 34.0% (2)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 113.9 (11)
Rebounds: 42.1 (28)
Assists: 21.2 (28)
FG%: 44.9% (25)
FT%: 79.1% (9)
3P%: 35.6% (10)
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Houston 53 29 .646 --
x-San Antonio 48 34 .585 5.0
Memphis 33 49 .402 20.0
New Orleans 33 49 .402 20.0
Dallas 33 49 .402 20.0
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
4/7/2019 Michael Frazier Signed as Free Agent
3/26/2019 Trevon Duval Signed as Free Agent
3/24/2019 Chris Chiozza Signed for the Rest of the Season
3/14/2019 Terrence Jones 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
3/4/2019 Terrence Jones Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
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Date Player Status
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