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NBA Game Summary - Houston at Utah



(Saturday, November 2nd)

Final Score: Houston 104, Utah 93

Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Chandler Parsons, James Harden and Jeremy Lin all scored at least 20 points and the Houston Rockets rallied from an early deficit to down the winless Utah Jazz, 104-93, at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Rockets trailed by as many as 19 late in the second quarter, but shot 58 percent (21-of-36) from the field in the second half to stay unbeaten through the first three games.

Parsons led all scorers with 24 points, Harden checked in with 23 and Lin had 20. Dwight Howard finished with 15 points and eight rebounds and shot a respectable 7-of-10 from the foul line in the victory.

"This is a big win for us and it wasn't pretty," said Parsons. "It shows a lot about our team that when we got down so big we didn't give up."

The Jazz fell to 0-3 for the first time since the 1979-80 campaign -- their first in Utah -- despite six players scoring in double figures. Richard Jefferson had a team-high 18 points, Enes Kanter netted 16 and Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward had 15 apiece in the setback.

"There's nothing you can say, there's no play you can draw up," Jefferson said about Utah's early struggles. "You just needs guys to go do it. That's the growing pains of a young team."

After erasing their early hole, the Rockets found themselves trailing by an 85-83 margin with 7:12 remaining, then ended the game on a 21-8 flurry.

Lin broke an 85-85 tie with a 3-pointer and Parsons tipped in a miss on the next possession.

Howard made it an 11-point affair, 101-90, by making two free throws with under two minutes to play, and the Rockets held on from there.

Houston made just five field goals in the first quarter, which ended with Utah holding a 24-16 lead.

Parsons caught fire with 16 second-quarter points, but the Jazz stayed in front and used a late 9-0 run to go up by as many as 19, though Lin's three- point play cut Houston's deficit to 56-40 at the break.

Harden drained a 3 and put in a layup off a turnover to cap a 13-0 run that pulled the Rockets within 58-55 less than five minutes into the third quarter.

Francisco Garcia's 3-pointer in the final minute gave the visitors their first lead since it was 3-2, and Burks' bucket in the closing seconds evened things at 73-73 heading to the fourth.

Game Notes

The Rockets are 3-0 for the first time since the 2008-09 season ... In the second half, the Jazz shot 32 percent from the field and recorded just one assist.

11/03 01:32:26 ET

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Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
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x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
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x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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