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The Utah Jazz (24-20) look to get their seventh straight home victory tonight as they host the Houston Rockets (24-22) in a game that could play a big role in playoff seeding later on. Utah is coming off a grueling 114-110 OT victory against Indiana, while Houston enters tonight’s game after beating Brooklyn 119-106 on Saturday. Utah and Houston have split the season series so far with the home team winning easily both times.
AccuScore simulations have the Jazz as fairly heavy favorites, with approximately a 63 percent chance at getting the win. The average score after 10,000 simulations is 103-100, but Utah does have a 54 percent chance of covering the -3.5 spread. Taking Utah on the money line (they’re 18-5 straight up in their last 23 games at home against Houston), and going under on the total score (206.5) are probably the two best bets in this game. There’s a 57 percent chance the total stays under 206.5; the total has gone under in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games against Houston.
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James Harden had one of the sicker dunks of the NBA season Monday night against the Jazz. Harden drove by two Utah defender and then threw down over Alec Burke.The only thing uglier for the Utah Jazz than this dunk by Harden was that Houston beat them by 45 points.
Gordon Hayward won't play Monday due to a right shoulder injury.
The voice of the Utah Jazz, David Locke, tweeted that Hayward is day-to-day.
Gordon hayward is out tonight for the Jazz v. Rockets.Listed as day to day going forward
— David Locke (@Lockedonsports) January 29, 2013
Gordon Hayward (sprained right shoulder) is OUT tonight vs. Houston. He is day-to-day...
Both Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap are free agents this offseason. Photo via: Brownsville Herald.
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A third consecutive victory won't come easy Monday night as the Rockets try to prevent the Utah Jazz from a seventh straight home win.
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Houston Rockets (24-22) vs. Utah Jazz (24-20)
When you think Utah Jazz, slow and plodding and pick and roll come to mind. While some of these perceptions of who the Jazz are may no longer be true -- they actually run the fewest pick and rolls in the league according to some estimations -- the Jazz are still built around one, sometimes seemingly outdated truth:
The Houston Rockets blow out the Utah Jazz by 45 points but all anyone was talking about after the game was the dunk by the Rockets James Harden. Just before halftime Harden beat his man off the dribble and went to the rim and dunked over Alec Burks. Harden finished the game with 25 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.
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By: John Fortney – Staff Writer
I hate to lead you all off with bad news time after time but it is my obligation. One of my personally favorite players to own and watch, Rajon Rondo, tore his ACL in Friday’s game against the Knicks. $%^&$%@#!!!!! Ok now breath…… You back? Ok. After a few cuss words directed at your computer monitor, next step is to fixing this problem...