Published: Wed, April 24, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Rockets take on Jazz in Game 5

Rockets take on Jazz in Game 5

The Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 104-101 in Game 3.

And that is how you save your team's season.

Should the Rockets and Warriors win their respective series, they will meet in the playoffs for the fourth time in the last five years.

And he made sure he didn't let happen again in Game 4.

Donovan Mitchell puts the Jazz in his back.

Just like Game 3, backed by their loud crowd, the Jazz came out energetic on both ends of the floor. They still had a disgusting day from long range in Game 3, shooting 12-of-41 (29.3 percent) and losing 104-101 as 2-point favorites.

Further, outside of Monday's loss, the Rockets and Harden have been in control of the Jazz the entire series.

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He worked as an assistant in the National Basketball Association since 2000, most recently working with the Jazz from 2015-18. He was hired to replace Jay Triano, named interim coach after Earl Watson was sacked last season.

Over the course of the series against the Jazz, Capela is averaging 9.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, and 1.3 assists in 30.5 minutes of action per game.

Jae Crowder added 23 points.

The Jazz owned the post, outrebounding the Rockets 52-35 (including 16 offensive rebounds) and outscoring them in the paint (52-22) and in second-chance points (17-3).

However, there's no denying that the Jazz showed major fight and heart in Game 4.

Jazz: After starting 4-of-6 from 3-point range, Utah missed 13 of its next 14 shots from long distance. Houston, though, shot 8-for-12 from beyond in the arc in the third quarter alone to take a three-point lead into the fourth.

Game 5 between the two teams is slated for Wednesday night, and the Rockets are hoping that Capela feels a bit better by then, as head coach Mike D'Antoni has previously stated that Capela is as important to their success as any player on the Rockets' roster. The Rockets finished with just five bench points.

Crowder finished with 23 points, while Ricky Rubio (18 points, 11 assists), Derrick Favors (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Royce O'Neale (11 points, 11 rebounds) each double-doubled in the victory.

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