Daily Dribble: Jazz give Houston Rockets a Problem

Daily Dribble: Jazz give Houston Rockets a Problem

by Kimya Oliver

The Utah Jazz defeated the Houston Rockets 135-101 for their sixth straight win.

The Crossover: Utah Jazz by the Numbers

Off a feed from Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert made the dunk to get the offensive momentum started. The Jazz opened the first quarter on a 22-9 run.

Trent Forrest drove to the basket and got trapped. He then passed to Jordan Clarkson who saw Danuel House in the corner for the three-pointer.

Conley came up with the steal and gave it to Gobert inside the paint, but was met at the rim with Rocket Eric Gordon. Gobert answered by catching an alley-oop dunk from Eric Paschall. The first quarter ended with the Jazz leading 36-24.

The Jazz came out hot on an 11-0 run in the second quarter. Conley found Paschall for the corner three to put the Jazz up by over 20 points. The first half ended with the Jazz having a healthy 78-53 lead.

Donovan Mitchell found his spot inside the arc for a turnaround jump shot to open the third quarter. The Jazz continued to shoot well from beyond the arc. Bojan Bogdanovic made a pass to Royce O’Neale for the outside shot. The third quarter ended with the Jazz still leading 100-78.

Traveling: Jazz end home stretch with win

Gobert came out hot with a slam dunk assisted by Conley to start the final quarter. Conley then drove baseline and gave Paschall the dish under the basket for the reverse layup.

The Jazz had a 27 point lead with 3:45 left on the clock. The Jazz continued to play with the same intensity throughout the game.

The Daily Double-Double

Mitchell ended the night with 30 points and Bogdanovic finished with 22 points. Whiteside had another double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds off the bench.

Bounce Pass: Up Next

The Jazz will be headed to Los Angeles to play Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on February 16 at 8 p.m. MST.

Featured image courtesy Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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