Well, this series just got interesting. The Utah Jazz took Game 2 from the Houston Rockets beating them 116-108 on Wednesday night. The Jazz seemed like they found ways to score relatively easily from the Rockets that are recognized as a top defensive team. That being said, the Jazz had six players who scored double figures, led by Joe Ingles who finished with 27 points and hit 7 of Utah’s 15 threes.
Late in the game, the Rockets took a 94-92 lead with 8:03 left in the fourth. It felt like Houston would eventually pull away and send this series with a 2-zip lead, which they should have. But once again, Utah had other plans.
The Rockets got sloppy with the ball, having 3 turnovers in the final eight minutes of the game which converted into easy points for the Jazz. Houston also missed a bunch of makeable shots and the Jazz responded with a 16-2 run that put Utah ahead for good.
The series now shifts back to Utah for Games 3 and 4 on Friday and Sunday night. The Jazz have now given themselves the chance to make life extremely difficult for the Rockets, and the momentum seems like it’s shifted their way.
Catch you Monday.