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Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz, 12-7-2017 - Prediction & Preview
A pair of Western Conference rivals take the hardwood in the Beehive State. The Houston Rockets continue a road trip as they face the Utah Jazz Thursday night. Houston won its seventh straight as they trounced the Lakers 118-95 to open this road trip Monday night. Utah had their six game win streak snapped with a 100-94 road loss to the Thunder Tuesday night. The Jazz has a 103-91 advantage in the all-time regular season series but it was the Rockets rolling to a 137-110 win at home in the first meeting this season on November 5.
The Houston Rockets hit the road to take on the Utah Jazz for a Thursday night contest. On Nov. 5, the Rockets beat the Jazz 137-110. James Harden led the Rockets with a career-high 56 points to go along with 13 assists. The matchup features two teams with contrasting styles. The Jazz want to slow the game down and the Rockets want to push the pace with their explosive offense. James Harden  leads the Rockets with averages of 31.7 points, 9.7 assists, and 5.1 rebounds. The team ranks second in the league in offense (114.1 ppg), and eighth in defense (102.7 ppg). Rookie Donovan Mitchell is averaging 26.6 points on 52 percent shooting over the last five games. Utah is third in the league in defense (98.8 ppg).
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