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2019 Schedule
50-32, 3rd in Northwest

Harden's triple-double helps Rockets rout Jazz again

James Harden put on an MVP performance with 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a second straight rout of the Utah Jazz, 118-98, on Wednesday night for a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.

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4dTim MacMahon

Rockets showcase what they must: Lockdown D

The Rockets held the Jazz to 39 percent shooting from the floor (7-of-27 from 3-point range) and forced 18 turnovers in a series-opening rout.

Harden's near-triple-double helps Rockets take Game 1 (1:26)
Faried goes airborne on CP3's pass (0:16)
Harden gets drilled, tosses alley-oop on next play (0:27)
Capela sneaks into post for alley-oop from Harden (0:22)
House's off-balance pass sets up Faried's monster slam (0:16)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden did everything he wanted offensively in the first half except get to the free throw line. He has 17 points and seven assists, going 7-of-14 from the floor.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz sharpshooter Kyle Korver, who missed the final six games of the regular season due to right knee soreness, is active for Game 1 against the Rockets.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: Key Jazz reserve Kyle Korver (right knee soreness) will be a game-time decision for the series opener against the Rockets. He missed the final six games of the regular season.

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7dPreston Johnson, Doug Kezirian and Jordan Schultz

How to bet the first round of the NBA playoffs

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Do the Jazz pose a threat to the Rockets? (1:48)
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Clippers beat Jazz 143-137 in OT to stop 3-game skid

Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points to lead seven players in double figures and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Utah Jazz 143-137 in overtime on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game skid to close the regular season.

Allen scores career-high 40 points in loss to Clippers (1:20)
Zubac throws down on back-to-back possessions (0:40)

Team Stats

Points Per Game111.717th
Rebounds Per Game46.49th
Assists Per Game26.08th
Points Allowed106.54th

Team History