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Houston Rockets (24-22) vs. Utah Jazz (24-20) 9 p.m. 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pick and rolls in the league according to some estimations -- the Jazz are still built around one, sometimes seemingly outdated truth: If you get the ball inside to the post, good things will happen. And indeed, with Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap manning the inside, good things have happened for Utah as the team is in the thick of the Playoff hunt once again. Whether the Jazz stay there might depend on what they do at the trade deadline. But that is another post. Utah is 19th in the league in pace at about 91.4 possessions per game. Houston is on the opposite end of that spectrum. The Rockets are tops in the league in pace with 96.2 possessions per game. Guys like Jeremy Lin and James Harden want to push the ball up the floor. Houston is the...
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