Rudy Gobert had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Jazz after not scoring more than 15 points in a game in the playoff series against the Rockets last season.
Utah is the 5 seed in the West and the Jazz have won eight of their last 10 to close the regular season while going 4-1 against the spread over their last five games.
Houston made headway by holding its own on the glass and defending with vigor, limiting Utah guard Donovan Mitchell to 19 points on 7-of-18 shooting and the Jazz to 39.0 percent shooting. He is averaging 36.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists.
It's the second consecutive year the teams have met in the post-season after the Rockets eliminated Utah in five games in the second round last season. Offensively, the Jazz are putting up 111.7 points per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the floor and 35.6 percent from the arc. Aldridge calmly stepped to the line and knocked down a pair of free throws to make it a 3-point game, 99-96 with 6.9 seconds remaining.
The Houston Rockets continued their dominance over the Utah Jazz with their game one victory and there was nothing in that game that gives you a good feeling about Utah hanging around in this series. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. Both clubs come into the NBA Playoffs 2019 with momentum, as Houston won 11 of its last 14, while Utah finished with a 13-3 mark in its final 16 regular-season contests. Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Jazz vs. Rockets spread you should be all over Sunday, all from the model that's up more than $4,000 on top-rated National Basketball Association picks this season.
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The San Antonio Spurs knew they needed to win at least one game in Denver if they were going to move on to the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs, and they wasted no time in picking up that W with a Game One road victory. Jokic must take more than the nine shots he took in game 1 for the Nuggets to win the series.
These two split the season series, but Houston took the last two meetings.
Nuggets coach Mike Malone commended Popovich after the game as he hilariously compared their rings.
They had a few rim-shattering dunks and 3-point makes, proving to be a huge spark off the bench for the Rockets. But the Rockets have been the best team in the second half for good reason. I'll eat the chalk again with the Rockets.