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James Harden scored 25 points and the Houston Rockets rolled by the Jazz 125-80 on Monday night, handing Utah its worst home loss in franchise history.
The Jazz had won six straight at home but simply couldn't keep pace in transition. They were outscored 26-2 on the break and shot just 39.5 percent. Their previous worst was by 33 points to Milwaukee on Nov. 18, 1980.
Carlos Delfino and Marcus Morris each hit four 3-pointers for Houston, which made 16 of 34 from beyond the arc. Omer Asik had 19 rebounds as the Rockets (25-22) won their third straight.
Houston led by 21 points in the second, by 35 in the third and kept pouring it on fourth.
Randy Foye led Utah with 12 points.
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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.
Its well known that since being traded to the Rockets, Harden’s star has risen. In this latest ad from footlocker he questioned the shoe game of a member of his entourage and threatens to trade him to Kris Humphries. A very hilarious commercial in which two rising stars show a little personality
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...
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.
On Sunday the Boston Celtics beat the defending champs in double...
Both Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap are free agents this offseason. Photo via: Brownsville Herald.
The Utah are sitting comfortably in the seventh slot in the Western Conference at 24-20. For the second straight season, the Jazz are on pace to make the playoffs, and for the second straight season, the Jazz seem like another easy opponent a top four seed could beat on. They...
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...
Royce White has been extremely public in his battle with the Rockets to come up with a plan to handle his anxiety disorder. White has an overwhelming fear of flying, so much so that he had requested his team work with him to develop a plan that would manage his disorder while still allowing him to play. Houston seemed willing to do that.
Yet, here we are halfway through what would...
The Houston Rockets appear to be back on track after their longest losing streak of the season, but their next challenge will be a difficult one.
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.
Houston (24-22) has won two in a row and three of four after a seven-game skid. The Rockets'...
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: