Originally written January 29, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
SALT LAKE CITY -- Somebody forgot to tell the Houston Rockets that the Utah Jazz are one of the best home teams in the NBA. James Harden scored 25 points, Omer Asik grabbed 19 rebounds and the visiting Rockets annihilated the Jazz 125-80 on Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena. The 45-point loss was the worst home defeat in Jazz franchise history and the fifth-largest loss margin in 39 seasons. Only a late Kevin Murphy 3-pointer prevented it from being the Jazz's worst-ever Utah-era loss since moving from New Orleans in 1979. "It was like everything went wrong," Jazz center Al Jefferson said. "Everything went wrong." For Utah, at least. About everything went perfectly right for the Rockets. Houston took a 57-39 lead into halftime, and the Rockets were only getting warmed up. After holding the Jazz to 17 points in the second quarter, the visitors outscored the hospitable hosts 36-20 in the third quarter and 32-21 in the fourth quarter. Houston s...
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