Utah 116, Houston 124

Date - Saturday, December 1, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #10 Ron Garretson
Attendance - 14432

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 28 21 37 30 116
Houston 28 30 27 39 124

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 9-9 6-0 3-9 L2
Houston 8-8 6-3 2-5 W1


Rockets 124, Jazz 116: Patrick Patterson led seven players in double figures with 20 points as Houston fought off visiting Utah and posted its fourth consecutive home win.

Patterson reached 20 points in a third straight game for the first time in his career as he shot 8-of-17. His biggest shot was an uncontested 3-pointer from the corner with 4:04 remaining that snapped the 13th tie of the game and gave Houston a 112-109 lead.

Jeremy Lin added 19 points and James Harden rebounded from a 3-of-16 night in Oklahoma City with 18 points as both players contributed to Houston's game-ending 15-7 run. Harden had a driving dunk that made it 114-109 with 3:22 remaining and Lin had consecutive baskets that made it a seven-point game with 1:59 to play.

Gordon Hayward scored 11 of his 21 points in the third quarter, helping Utah take a one-point lead into the fourth. Al Jefferson and Randy Foye added 20 apiece as the Jazz lost despite shooting 51.1 percent.

Chandler Parsons contributed 19 points after missing Wednesday's game with a right shoulder injury. Omer Asik collected 14 points and 12 rebounds while reserves Greg Smith and Carlos Delfino chipped in 13 points apiece as Houston shot a season-best 55.4 percent.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Utah F Derrick Favors missed the game. He is suffering from plantar fasciitis and will undergo an MRI on Sunday. ... Delfino had missed the previous seven games with a groin injury. ... The Rockets made at least seven 3-pointers for the 13th straight contest.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Houston
Gordon Hayward 21 Scoring Patrick Patterson 20
Mo Williams 7 Assists Jeremy Lin 8
Paul Millsap 11 Rebounds Omer Asik 12
Paul Millsap 5 Free Throws Made Greg Smith 7
Randy Foye 3 Steals Toney Douglas 2
Enes Kanter 2 Blocks Omer Asik 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 116 51.1 11-20 9-11 25 38 6 8 15
Houston 124 55.4 11-22 21-26 26 38 7 9 16

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Rockets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Jazz have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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