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Jazz 104 @ Rockets 95 - Game Recap


The Houston Rockets continued their woes at the Toyota Center, dropping the first game back from the All-Star break 104-95 to the Utah Jazz.

Houston is 2-6 in its last eight home games.

Aaron Brooks and Australia-native David Andersen scored 18 points apiece to lead the Rockets. Trevor Ariza and Luis Scola added 15 and 14 points respectively.


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The Rockets shot 42.3 percent from behind the arc and were 20-of-22 from the free throw line, but shot only 40.5 percent total from the field.

It didn’t help that the Jazz were able to make nine more field goals than Houston, hitting shots at a 51.9 percent clip. Utah also outscored Houston in fast break points 19-8.

Size in the frontcourt was an obvious void for the Rockets, as the Jazz post players dominated the undersized home team.

Mehmet Okur and Paul Millsap led the way for Utah with 21 and 20 points respectively, combining to shoot 17-of-27 from the floor. A total of six Jazz players scored in double-digits, including Deron Williams who finished with 17 points and 15 assists. It was Williams’ sixth time this season to record at least 15 dimes.

Utah has won 10 of its last 11 games.

The Rockets quickly turn around as they go on the road to Milwaukee tomorrow.


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By: Jonathan Woo
ProBasketball-fans.com Houston Rockets Correspondent

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