Utah 102, Houston 91

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, November 19, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #13 Monty McCutchen, #44 Eli Roe, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 19197

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 26 18 26 21 91
Utah 29 32 24 17 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 4-7 2-3 2-4 L3
Utah 6-6 4-0 2-6 W2

Recap

Jazz 102, Rockets 91: Gordon Hayward scored a team-high 15 points off the bench to lead a balanced offensive effort as Utah posted a comfortable win over visiting Houston. 

Randy Foye scored 14 points in his second straight start as part of Utah coach Tyrone Corbin's big lineup. Al Jefferson also had 14 with 16 rebounds for his eighth double-double. Eight players tallied at least eight points for the Jazz, who won their 10th consecutive regular-season home game.

Patrick Patterson led all scorers with 19 as Houston lost its third straight and concluded a grueling stretch of five games in eight days. Chandler Parsons also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, but went 3-of-11 from the field.
 
The Rockets played the second half without top scorer James Harden, who was a game-time decision with upper respiratory distress. Harden, who posted six points on 1-of-6 shooting, came in as the No. 2 scorer in the NBA and was averaging 29.8 points on the road. 

Utah spotted the Rockets a 7-0 advantage, then scored 11 of the next 13 points to take a lead that it would not relinquish. The Jazz opened the second quarter on a 13-0 run to build a 42-26 cushion and led by as many as 23 late in the first half. Houston never got closer than nine again.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Rockets center Cole Aldrich sprained his ankle in the second quarter and did not return. ... Houston guard Carlos Delfino missed a third straight game with a groin injury. ... Utah now has won 24 of its last 29 home games with the Rockets. 

Top Game Performances

Houston   Utah
Patrick Patterson 19 Scoring Gordon Hayward 15
Chandler Parsons 5 Assists Jamaal Tinsley 11
Chandler Parsons 10 Rebounds Al Jefferson 16
Marcus Morris 5 Free Throws Made Al Jefferson 6
Marcus Morris 2 Steals DeMarre Carroll 1
Greg Smith 3 Blocks Enes Kanter 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 91 34.9 7-21 24-31 18 49 9 4 14
Utah 102 40.2 9-21 19-23 30 55 11 4 14

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Jazz have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Rockets have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .333 after a loss.