Posted February 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
After a slow start, the Houston Rockets are making a strong push up the Western Conference standings. The Utah Jazz are heading in the opposite direction following their quick start. Houston goes for a fifth consecutive victory - and second over the Jazz in 11 days - on Wednesday night when it opens a road-heavy portion of its schedule with its lone visit to Salt Lake City. Since dropping seven of 10 to begin coach Kevin McHale's tenure, the Rockets (21-14) have climbed into a second-place tie with division rival Dallas in the Southwest as well as fourth overall in the Western Conference. Houston returned from the All-Star break Tuesday and defeated Toronto 88-85 to complete a six-game homestand 5-1 and move a season-best seven-game above .500. While the Rockets' defense has helped them pull out some close wins - they've won their last three by a total of 13 points - the team needs to improve on the offensive end after making a season-low 29 field goals and shooting...

Rockets F Morris cited with misdemeanor

Houston Rockets forward Marcus Morris was cited with misdemeanor battery early Sunday morning, Lawrence city prosecutor Jerry Little said Monday. Morris, who played three seasons at the University of Kansas, was in Lawrence to watch the Jayhawks beat Missouri on Saturday. According to the Lawrence Journal-World on Monday, a Lawrence police spokeswoman said that an employee of The...

NBA Slam Dunk Contest; Jeremy Evans Capitalizes On Exposure

Last year Blake Griffin’s winning dunk (over a Kia) was seen largely as a joke. Well, a gimmick. The actual dunk was not as impressive as the spectacle surrounding it. For those of you that thought there was too much hype in 2011, then 2012 was for you. There was no hype heading into Saturday night’s dunk contest. That was largely due to the contestants. There was no huge...

Jefferson, Millsap and Miles Thank Arena Employees

Each year, hundreds of EnergySolutions Arena security personnel and members of guest services help patrons at Jazz basketball games have a safe, pleasurable experience. In recognition of the many hours these employees work and the outstanding service they provide, Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap and C.J. Miles sponsored a dinner of appreciation. READ MORE >>

Lowry scores 26, helps Rockets down Raptors

Kyle Lowry scored 26 points, Luis Scola had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 88-85 on Tuesday night.

Jazz player's girlfriend resolves assault case

HOLLADAY, UTAH (AP) - The girlfriend of Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson entered a plea in court Wednesday to resolve charges that stemmed from her hitting and biting Jefferson during a dispute at their home.Shirley Lewis entered a plea in abeyance Wednesday to a misdemeanor assault charge, and a misdemeanor ...

Miles scores 27 points, Jazz cool down Rockets

C.J. Miles scored a season-high 27 points and the Utah Jazz beat Houston 104-83 on Wednesday night, halting a four-game losing streak and the Rockets' four-game winning streak.

Miles scores 27 to lift Jazz over Rockets 104-83 (Yahoo! Sports)

C.J. Miles scored a season-high 27 points and the Utah Jazz beat Houston 104-83 on Wednesday night, halting a four-game losing streak and the Rockets' four-game winning streak. Devin Harris added 19 points for Utah, which avenged a 101-85 loss in Houston on Feb. 19. Luis Scola led Houston with 18 points, while Kyle Lowery was held to 13 on 4-of-9 shooting after scoring 32 in the first meeting.

Game Day: Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings (2/28/12)

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Suns-Jazz Home Preview

Posted: Feb. 15, 2011 The Utah Jazz blew a double-digit halftime lead against the Phoenix Suns in their first game after Jerry Sloan's abrupt resignation, a loss they've had three days to digest. After a woeful second-half performance Sunday, the Suns know how the Jazz feel. Utah tries again to get coach Tyrone Corbin his first win in Tuesday night's rematch in...

Bordow: Suns Subtract Unhappy Bell, Add Dynamic Scorer

By Scott, Dec. 11, 2008 Say this about Suns general manager Steve Kerr: He’s not afraid to take a risk. Clearly, Wednesday’s deal that sent Raja Bell and Boris Diaw to the Charlotte Bobcats for shooting guard Jason Richardson — other, minor pieces were involved as well — is not as big of a gamble as trading Shawn Marion for Shaquille O’Neal...

Visualization: Every All-Star, 1951-2012

In honor of the 61st All-Star Game, we’ve compiled every professional player to ever don an all-star jersey, and sized ‘em up according to number of all-star appearances. Cap takes the all-time cake, having appeared in 18 different contests (selected in 19). The 1976 All–Star Game marked the highest total turnover from the year before of all the contests. Twelve of the 24 rostered...
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