Here are the game highlights of the match between the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz which was scheduled on February 23, 2020 (PHI time).
It was a playoff atmosphere in the Vivint Smart Home Arena, the home of the Utah Jazz when they clashed with the Rockets.
The game is also a potential first-round playoff match as the Jazz owns the number fifth spot while the Rockets is at number four.
At least Utah is now having a glimpse of what’s to come in April and that is to improve their defensive alignment to contain Russell Westbrook and James Harden. The duo had a combined 72 points performance enough to confuse the defense of the home team.
“I don’t know if it’s working. I get whatever I want. I get to the basket. I shoot. I drive and kick. The pace and speed you can’t scout for,” Westbrook said.
“It obviously didn’t work,” Harden said.
Apart from the two former NBA Most Valuable Player, Houston also got scoring help from its bench as Ben McLemore and Eric Gordon delivered 12 points each.
Donovan Mitchell led Utah in their scoring with his 31 points and seven boards output while Jordan Clarkson added with 22 markers.