After a tight first half where the score was 46-45 in favor of the Utah Jazz, the second have belonged to the Houston Rockets who ended up easily defeating the Jazz 101-85. The Rockets were led by Kyle Lowry who put up 32 points which included going 7-of-8 from three-point range, and Luis Scola had 26 points.
The Jazz did get 23 points from Paul Millsap and 22 from Al Jefferson, but the scoring from the rest of the team was sparse. The Rockets defense shut down the rest of the Jazz and held them to 39 percent shooting from the field.
The second half the Rockets never had a big run, but they just methodically outscoring the Jazz with mini-runs of four straight points or six points to the Jazz two points. The 8-0 run in the fourth quarter by the Rockets was the largest run of the game, and was the nail in the coffin in the victory over the Jazz.
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