Salt Lake City – Jazz win second in a row, beating the Rockets at Energy Solutions Arena Monday night. It’s their third in four games and improves them to 4-15.
Trey Burke had another career setting night with 21 points and 6 assists, following up his 20 point performance on Saturday night against Phoenix. Gordon Hayward looked to be in better form, shedding his recent slump and scoring a season high 29 points while adding 5 rebounds.
James Harden lead the Rockets and all scorers with 37 points and 8 assists. The loss breaks Houston’s five game win streak and moves them to 13-6, good for second place in Southwest standings. Rockets were without starting guard Jeremy Lin and forward Chandler Parsons.
Jazz lead most of the game scoring 36 points in the first quarter, and up 53-50 at the half. Houston pulled within one with 3 minutes left in the game when guard Aaron Brooks hit a shot to cut the score 97-96. But the Jazz were clutch, and the play of Marvin Williams steal and dunk down the stretch put the Jazz back up 101-96 and they come away with the victory.
Next game is Wednesday, the Jazz host the Pacers.