Houston fell behind early, saw Utah extend the lead and then got themselves back into the game but couldn't overcome their own shooting woes. Goran Dragic led the way for the Rockets with 19 points and seven assists despite going 3-13 from the floor. Kyle Lowry came off the bench to add 15 points while Chandler Parsons finished with 13. Houston hit just 36 percent of its shots and was 4-20 from three-point range.
Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 29 points going 9-14 from the field and 7-7 from the line. Paul Millsap added 21 points and Al Jefferson chipped in 15.