Utah Jazz managed to break the Houston Rockets series. The match 2 of the series of the two groups, held in Texas, ended with the score of 116-108.
The “Mormons” controlled the first half thanks to an offensive offensive. The guests departed at eight lengths in the first quarter and the midfield score was 64-55.
A half of the 22-8 in favor of the hosts opened the second half, so Rockets took the lead, splitting into two remaining five minutes remaining in the third quarter. Teams have succeeded three times, Utah being in favor of a point, score 85-84, 12 minutes before the final.
Dante Exum, Jae Crowder and Joe Ingles scored from a long distance to take Utah to eight points five minutes before the final. The same Ingles honored the victory of the guests with a new triple. The final was controlled by Jazz.
Ingles scored seven times from the semicircle. The Australian finished 27 points. Donovan Mitchell added 17 points, 11 assists and 5 rebounds, Alec Burks added 17 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds from the bench, Rudy Gobert scored 15 points, 14 rebounds and 3 caps, Jae Crowder checked 15 points , 10 rebounds, and Derek Favors scored 10 points for Utah Jazz.
In the reply, James Harden had 32 points, 11 assists, 6 rebounds, Chris Paul added 23 points, 5 rebounds, 3 interceptions, Clint Chapel finished 21 points, 11 rebounds, and Eric Gordon finished 15 points, 6 rebounds for Houston Rockets.
Ricky Rubio also absent this time from Utah Jazz gear.
The score now stands at 1-1. The series moves to Salt Lake City for the next two confrontations. Playing on the best of seven games.