Defense was nowhere in sight as the Houston Rockets (8-8) topped the Utah Jazz (9-9) by a 124-116 score on Saturday night. This game was very much a seesaw battle between two evenly matched squads.
The Rockets jumped out to a nine-point lead in the second quarter, only to have it eradicated in the third as the Jazz took control, taking a one-point lead into the fourth quarter.
However, that lead wouldn't last as James Harden and Co. were able to finish the game strong, outscoring the Jazz 39-30 in the final frame to take the victory.
All of Houston's starters finished in double figures in what was an incredibly balanced game for the Rockets. Patrick Patterson led the way with 20 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Jeremy Lin had a great game with 19 points and eight assists, while Harden added another 18 points and seven assists.
Utah had similar balance in their scoring totals, with four of its five starters finishing in double figures. Al Jefferson and Randy Foye each had 20 points, and Paul Millsap notched a double-double by scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 boards.
Gordon Hayward was the team's leading s ...
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