Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz, third game, Jazz won a game at home of the Rockets, the series is 1-1, the Rockets did not expect this surprise, everything was very fast and the strategy of the Jazz worked perfectly. This game at Utah Jazz will be very important to define the series, Rockets must win if they want to reach the conference finals.
Houston Rockets: Winning on the road is necessary.
The effectiveness of the Rockets on the road is at 74.4%, 32 wins and 11 losses, one of the best records for the Rockets in recent years. In the regular season the Rockets had solid winning streaks and proved not to be a team that only wins at home.
110.4 points on the road as an average for the Rockets, 45.6% field goal that could be more but the home team defense always subtracts points from the Rockets. The three pointers are at 15.19 per game with an effectiveness from the 3s line of 36.7%.
During the regular season Houston Rockets visited the home of the Utah Jazz twice, both games were victories for the Rockets, 112-101 and 96-85. The last game of the semifinals at home of the Rockets ended in 108-116, with mastery of the Jazz of the first half of the game.
Utah Jazz: Without Rubio, but with hopes of winning.
Ricky Rubio will not be available for this game, Ricky’s injury (hamstring) has not fully healed and there are still 4-6 days to recover before he returns to the court.
The effectiveness at home for Utah Jazz is at 70.5% with 31 wins and 13 losses, it is one of the best records they have had in the last 5 years. At home the Jazz scored 104.7 points on average, 46.6% field goal, 10.77 three pointers, 5.11 blocks and the team will not have the 13.1 points offered per game, in addition to the 5.3 assists.
The Rockets can win that game easily, they just have to avoid waiting for the Utah Jazz to settle at home, it is necessary to prevent the Jazz defense from blocking Harden points and the other starters.
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