Utah 96, Houston 97

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #72 Kevin Cutler, #57 Greg Willard, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 19619

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 30 24 25 18 97
Utah 26 29 27 14 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 23-28 13-10 10-18 W1
Utah 29-21 17-9 12-12 L1

Recap

Kevin Martin's three-point play with 6.9 seconds remaining gave the visiting Houston Rockets a 97-96 victory over the shorthanded Utah Jazz.

The Rockets trailed by two points when Martin curled around a screen, snatched a sloppy pass away from two defenders and threw in a runner off the glass as he was fouled by Al Jefferson. His free throw gave Houston the lead, and Utah's C.J. Miles missed a contested corner jumper that rolled around the rim before the final horn.

Paul Millsap gave Utah a 96-94 lead with 1:24 left on a driving left-handed layup. The Jazz had two chances on their next possession to take a two-possession lead, but Millsap and Earl Watson missed jumpers.

Kyle Lowry made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points and Chuck Hayes added 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Rockets, who salvaged the finale of a four-game road trip.

Houston drained 11-of-22 from the arc while Utah hit just 1-of-11.

Jefferson had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Millsap 20 and 11 for Utah, which has lost eight of 10 and played its fourth straight game without point guard Deron Williams. Watson had 11 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in his place.

Utah forward Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) and center Mehmet Okur (back) also sat with injuries.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Utah
Kevin Martin 22 Scoring Al Jefferson 20
Kyle Lowry 5 Assists Earl Watson 8
Chuck Hayes 12 Rebounds Al Jefferson 12
Kevin Martin 7 Free Throws Made C.J. Miles 5
Aaron Brooks 1 Steals Al Jefferson 2
Shane Battier 1 Blocks Paul Millsap 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 97 44.7 11-22 18-25 20 39 4 6 12
Utah 96 45.3 1-11 17-23 18 44 8 8 11

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Jazz have a W/L % of .552 after a win and .619 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Rockets have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .448 after a loss.
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