Utah 104, Houston 83

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #49 Tom Washington, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 18816

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 26 18 19 20 83
Utah 18 31 27 28 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 21-15 15-4 6-11 L1
Utah 16-18 13-6 3-12 W1

Recap


JAZZ 104, ROCKETS 83: C.J. Miles scored 27 points off the bench as host Utah dominated the middle part of the game and snapped its four-game slide while ending Houston’s four-game winning streak.

Devin Harris added 19 points and Al Jefferson collected 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz, who held a team under 100 points for the first time in six games. Utah closes February with a 4-11 record for the month.

The Rockets started off strong, building a 26-18 lead after the first quarter. But Houston, which was playing the second night of a back-to-back set, quickly appeared to lose its legs.

The Jazz outscored the Rockets 31-18 in the second quarter and never looked back. Miles hit a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter and scored six more points at the start of the fourth before Utah emptied the bench.

The Jazz ended up outscoring Houston 86-57 after the first quarter.

Luis Scola scored 12 of his 18 points in the first quarter and added 10 rebounds to lead the Rockets.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rockets PG Kyle Lowry committed season-high eight turnovers and G Kevin Martin was held to six points on 2-for-10 shooting … Utah dominated the glass, 50-34 …. Houston returns home for games against Denver and the Los Angeles Clippers before embarking on a five-game road trip.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Utah
Luis Scola 18 Scoring C.J. Miles 27
Kyle Lowry 6 Assists Earl Watson 8
Luis Scola 10 Rebounds Al Jefferson 10
Kyle Lowry 3 Free Throws Made Devin Harris 6
Kyle Lowry 3 Steals Derrick Favors 2
Samuel Dalembert 2 Blocks Jeremy Evans 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 83 39.0 6-23 13-16 20 34 6 9 16
Utah 104 48.3 4-12 16-16 27 50 6 7 19

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game at home against Miami. The Jazz have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Denver. The Rockets have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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