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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pick and rolls in the league according to some estimations -- the Jazz are still built around one, sometimes seemingly outdated truth: If you get the ball inside to the post, good things will happen.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...

As a rare American Caucasian playing in today’s NBA, expect Gordon Hayward to soon dominate the league

Burgeoning Utah Jazz superstar Gordon Hayward suffered a grade-one right shoulder sprain injury during Saturday’s 114-110 victory over the Pacers at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 6-foot-8, 210 pound Hayward, who the Jazz (24-20) snagged out of Butler University with the ninth pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, was hurt in the final minute of overtime after...

James Harden throws down tomahawk dunk

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.

Gordon Hayward out with right shoulder injury, day-to-day

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...

The Frontcourt Change Is Needed In Utah

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...

Game Preview: Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz

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...

Rockets hand Jazz their worst home loss

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...

Rockets fire on all cylinders in win over Nets

HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets are an average team, but they are average in the most tantalizing way. The Rockets never play an average game. They either play great, or they play terribly. Seems like either the Rockets are drilling 3s all night or the other team is. This, perhaps, is an unintended consequence of the way they play. The Rockets like to get out wide and push the pedal...

Hornets-Jazz Preview

It may be only one loss, but the Utah Jazz were humiliated on their home court in their last game. That doesn't tend to be a problem when hosting the New Orleans Hornets. Coming off the most-lopsided home defeat in franchise history, the Jazz look to re-establish their success in Salt Lake City by beating the last-place Hornets for the 10th time in 13 games there Wednesday...

James Harden throws down one-handed dunk against Jazz (Video)

While some of you were probably getting over the Monday blues, Houston Rockets guard James Harden was rising to the occasion against the Utah Jazz. In the final minute of the first half, watch as Harden drive past a Utah defender and throws down a one-handed jam in the face of Utah's Jeremy Evans:

Rockets-Jazz Preview

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'...


By: John Fortney – Staff Writer I hate to lead you all off with bad news time after time but it is my obligation. One of my personally favorite players to own and watch, Rajon Rondo, tore his ACL in Friday’s game against the Knicks. $%^&$%@#!!!!! Ok now breath…… You back? Ok. After a few cuss words directed at your computer monitor, next step is to fixing this problem...
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