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SportHarden scores 29 as Rockets rout Jazz 122-90 in Game 1

07:30  15 april  2019
07:30  15 april  2019 Source:   ap.org

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HOUSTON — James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists to help the Houston Rockets rout the Utah Jazz 122-90 on Sunday night in Game 1 of a best-of-five first-round playoff series.

The Rockets had a double-digit lead for most of the game, but the Jazz got within five points midway through the third quarter before Houston used a big run to pull away and sail to the victory.

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HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 27 points and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden Draymond Green had five rebounds and five assists in his return after serving a one - game The Jazz almost certainly are the five seed, but their slim chance of the four seed is alive only if they win out.

It's the second consecutive year these teams have met in the postseason after the Rockets eliminated Utah in five games in the second round last season.

BOX SCORE: ROCKETS 122, JAZZ 90

Game 2 is Wednesday night in Houston.

Houston was up by 15 in the fourth quarter before Harden, who had eight rebounds, scored six points in a 9-2 run that stretched the lead to 108-86 with four minutes left and both teams cleared their benches about a minute after that.

Houston's starting lineup helped carry the scoring load on Sunday night, with each starter scoring at least 10 points. Eric Gordon had 17, Clint Capela scored 16, Chris Paul added 14 and P.J. Tucker had 11.

Rudy Gobert had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Jazz after not scoring more than 15 points in a game in the playoff series against the Rockets last season. Donovan Mitchell had 19 points, but did not have an assist as the Jazz went long stretches without scoring.

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HOUSTON — James Harden proved once again that Utah’s vaunted defense was no match for him. Led by Harden ’s 41 points, the Houston Rockets sailed to a 110-96 win over the Jazz on Sunday in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Ricky Rubio started after missing four of the last five games of the regular season with a quadriceps injury. Rubio, who finished with 15 points, didn't play against Houston in the playoffs last season after injuring his hamstring in a first-round series win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Houston had a 12-point lead entering the fourth quarter and an 8-0 spurt, with two 3-pointers from Danuel House, extended it to 95-75 with nine minutes remaining.

The Rockets led by 17 when Harden re-entered the game about a minute later. Soon after he returned he found House behind the 3-point line in the corner and drove to the basket and finished with a one-handed slam.

The Rockets were up by 15 at halftime, but Utah opened the second half with a 10-3 run, with six points from Gobert, to cut it to 62-54 with nine minutes left in the third.

The Jazz got within five with a shot from Mitchell later in the third, before the Rockets scored next 10 points, with a 3 from Gordon and a three-point play from Harden, to make it 76-61 with about four minutes left in the quarter.

Harden, Crowder get face-to-face after foul early in Game 3

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James Harden scored 31 points, Chris Paul added 29 points, and the Houston Rockets routed the Los Angeles Clippers 135-103 on Wednesday night in a James Harden scored 38 points and the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to build the lead and get an easy 112-85 win over the

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Mitchell ended a Utah scoring drought of about 4 ½ minutes after that with a 3-pointer, but Harden hit a 3 seconds later to leave the Rockets up 79-64.

Utah cut into the lead a bit after that and trailed 83-71 after three.

TIP-INS

Jazz: Derrick Favors had 13 points. ... Utah went 7 for 27 on 3s. ... The Jazz had 18 turnovers. ... Jae Crowder scored nine points off the bench.

Rockets: Coach Mike D'Antoni was back on the sideline after missing Houston's last three regular-season games with an intestinal virus. ... Hall of Famer and former Rocket Hakeem Olajuwon watched the game from a courtside seat. ... Houston made 15 3-pointers, led by four from Harden.

UP NEXT

After Game 2 on Wednesday the series moves to Utah for Game 3 on Saturday and Game 4 on April 22.

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Harden scores 29 as Rockets rout Jazz 122-90 in Game 1

Harden helps Rockets eliminate Jazz with 100-93 win.
James Harden scored 26 points and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on to win their first-round playoff series 4-1. The Rockets advanced to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season and will face the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors series. BOX SCORE: ROCKETS 100, JAZZ 93 Ricky Rubio cut Houston's lead to 94-93 on a jump shot with about a minute left. P.J. Tucker missed two free throws, but grabbed a loose ball seconds later and was fouled again. This time he made both shots to make it 96-93.

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