The Utah Jazz continued their excellent play at home, knocking off the Houston Rockets by a final score of 102-91. Utah didn't shoot it well after a hot start, but the Rockets couldn't put together enough offense to make a game of it.
The Jazz finished the game with a field-goal percentage just north of 40 percent, but outrebounded the Rockets 55-49 while also shooting eight more free throws.
Houston sorely missed James Harden, who played 17 minutes, but didn't return in the second half because of a bout with the flu. Harden contributed just six points in his first-half stint.
Patrick Patterson led the Rockets with 19 points, while Gordon Hayward came off the bench to top the Jazz with 15 of his own.
We're through three quarters in Utah, so stay right here for updates and analysis throughout the game, and after the final whistle.
Final Score: Jazz 102, Rockets 91