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Patrick Patterson scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin had 19 apiece and the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 124-116 on Saturday night.
James Harden finished with 18 points for the Rockets, who shot 55 percent (46 of 83) and hit half of their 3-point shots at 11 of 22. Greg Smith and Carlos Delfino each scored 13.
Gordon Hayward had 13 of his 21 points in the second half and Al Jefferson and Randy Foye each scored 20 for Utah. The Jazz lost despite shooting 51 percent (48 of 94) overall and going 11 for 20 from 3-point range.
Omer Asik had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Houston. He briefly left the game after taking an elbow from Hayward, but returned for the final minutes.
The Rockets have won five straight home games. Utah has dropped three of its last four road games.
Utah took advantage of Houston's sloppiness at the start to build an early lead. But Utah's shooting tapered off with the reserves on the floor early in the second quarter.
Houston led 5...
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