With the eighth seed up for grabs the Houston Rockets faced the Utah Jazz desperate for a road win, but lost in overtime.
The game against the Jazz began the same way Rockets’ fans have unfortunately become accustomed to this season, with Houston making tons of mistakes, not taking care of the ball and committing a lot of silly turnovers. The Jazz took advantage early and managed to mount a small lead, mostly due to Gordon Hayward’s three-point shooting.
Despite Utah’s early lead, Quinn Snyder’s side just wasn’t able to build up on it, mostly due to their own turnovers.
Both teams kept playing really bad basketball, giving up easy possessions, committing fouls, missing easy layups, etc. Sometimes it even felt as if the Rockets were playing the Grizzlies. In all reality it was a really ugly game until the fourth quarter when the game got some traction.
And, if not for a clutch three-point shot by veteran Jason Terry the Jazz could have taken the game in regulation. In overtime it was time for Rodney Hood to seal the deal for the Jazz. That’s what happens when your head coach knows how to use their bench, folks!
Here’s the player grades for the night:
Rockets Player Grades
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