The Houston Rockets were outscored 55-39 in the second half leading to a 104-83 loss to the Utah Jazz. Houston hasn't been the same team on the road where its record falls to 6-11 on the season.
With Kevin Martin struggling, Houston never could find a rhythm offensively to match the solid play of Utah's C.J. Miles and Devin Harris. Miles scored a game-high 27 points while Harris added 19. The two combined to hit 16-27 shots and drove the Houston back court crazy the entire night.
Luis Scola led the Rockets with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Goran Dragic added 14 points off the bench and Kyle Lowry pitched in 13. Kevin Martin finished with just six points on 2-10 shooting.
The loss drops Houston to 21-15 on the season and into a tie with the Dallas Mavericks for second place in the Southwest division. Utah improves to 16-18 but is still in last place in the Northwest.
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The Houston Rockets jumped out to an early first quarter lead before the Utah Jazz came roaring back in the second. The Rockets were outscored 31-18 in the second quarter and trail 49-44 at the half.
Luis Scola had a big first half with 14 points and eight rebounds to lead the Rockets. Goran Dragic came off the bench to add nine points with Chase Buddinger chipping in five. Houston connected on 41 percent of its field goal attempts but was just 2-12 from three-point range in the half.
C.J. Miles paced the Jazz with 13 points while Devin Harris added 12. Al Jefferson finished the half with eight points and seven boards. Utah built a 26-18 rebounding advantage over the Rockets in the first half while hitting 45 percent of their shots.
For the latest news and notes on the Rockets, head over to the Dream Shake, while SLC Dunk has all you need to know about the Jazz.