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Game Day: Houston Rockets Seek To End Season On a Jazzy Note

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Game Day: Houston Rockets

Record: 38-43, Western: 11th                         Record: 55-26,  Western: 5th,

Northwest: 3rd, last ten 7-3                                Southwest: 2nd, last ten 7-3

 Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets

Wed Apr 15, 8:00 PM EST – ROOT, CSNH, RTSW

Toyota Center – Houston, TX

 Recent Match-ups

Mar 13 HOU 91-109 UTA     Jan 11 UTA 82-97 HOU           Oct 30 HOU 104-93 UTA

Mar 18 UTA 86-124 HOU        Dec 3 HOU 103-109 UTA

 Latest Results:

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Story Lines:

  • Tonight’s game has big repercussions. A win would guarantee the Rockets finish fifth at worst and subsequently guarantee them home court in the first round since their record is better than Portland
  • While the Rockets can control their own fate it is only to a certain extent. A win will guarantee they finish in front of Memphis and get home court. But to move higher on the ladder, take the division and cement who’ll their first round opponent will be is all dependent on what occurs in the San Antonio vs New Orleans game. It’s crazy that one game will directly affect the outcome of six teams. Dallas and Portland will discover their opponents. A San Antonio win will solidify them as Southwest Division Champions and a loss could drop them lower depending on whether Houston wins.
  • Last time out the Jazz thumped the Rockets by 18 points, so there is that revenge factor to address as well.
  • Other than San Antonio the hottest Western team since the All-Star break has been the Jazz. Rudy Gobert has emerged as a star in the making while Oklahoma City is discovering why the Jazz were so willing to part ways with Enes Kanter (specifically on the defensive end of the floor).

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