Jazz 78, Rockets 75 – End of 3Q
DONOVAN MITCHELL HAD 22 POINTS IN THE THIRD QUARTER!
Jazz 69, Rockets 67 – 3:16
Donovan Mitchell now has 13 points and is in takeover mode of this game. He’s had a spectacular quarter and Utah is on a 12-0 run.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 9, 2018
Rockets 63, Jazz 58 – 6:48 3Q
Donovan Mitchell is heating up! He had just two points in the first half, and is now up to eight.
Rockets 54, Jazz 46 – Halftime
It was a tie game with 1:30 left in the first half … and then the Rockets happened.
Rockets 41, Jazz 34 – 5:40 2Q
Utah pulled within two points but another Houston run followed. James Harden, Chris Paul, and P.J. Tucker all have seven points for the Rockets. Alec Burks has nine for the Jazz.
Rockets 21, Jazz 16 – End of 1Q
Both teams defensively playing well, but the offense has left much to be desired. Houston led the league in turnover percentage heading into the playoffs but have five already int eh first quarter.
Jazz 9, Rockets 7 – 6:14 1Q
We got Game 5 started with this beautiful block from Rudy Gobert.
The Houston Rockets have a 3-1 series lead over the Utah Jazz, and will try to close out the Western Conference semifinal on Tuesday. Game 5 of the series is set for 8 p.m. ET on TNT (live streaming online via WatchTNT) from the Toyota Center.
Houston lost Game 2, but since then have posted two very convincing wins over the Jazz. Their last outing was a 100-87 win, in which Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 rebounds, while James Harden added 24 points of his own. The Jazz have few answers for Harden at this point, and many believe the Rockets will ice the series on Tuesday.
The Rockets, more than anything, need to continue limiting Utah’s opportunities for threes. In Games 3 and 4, the Jazz shot 31 percent from range, and just 40.1 percent overall. They can’t win with stats like that, and most of it was the result of exceedingly strong defensive play from Houston as opposed to simply poor shooting from Utah.
Clint Capela has been the defensive surge the Rockets needed, and had six blocks in Game 4. Houston’s defense ranks second in efficiency this postseason, according to ESPN.
Below is all you need to know to watch the action on TV and streaming online.
How to watch Jazz vs. Rockets Game 5
Date: Tuesday, May 8
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Online Streaming: WatchTNT