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Houston Rockets: 3 things to watch for against the Jazz

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The Houston Rockets are looking to win their 14th consecutive game tonight in a matchup against the Utah Jazz. What should we expect?

Teams with talented superstars like the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks have one thing in common: They have recently lost to the Houston Rockets.

Over the last 13 games, James Harden and the Rockets have side-stepped every opposing team. They’ve imposed their will on less fortunate teams and have taken hold of the best record in the NBA (24-4).

On Monday evening, the Rockets have their third meeting of the season with the Utah Jazz. The Rockets have won both of their matchups with Utah by double-digits. Houston has easily outscored Utah because of their ability to make 3-pointers, and things will be even more difficult for the Jazz tonight.

Utah will be without its starting center and best player, Rudy Gobert. Gobert suffered a strained PCL after Derrick Favors fell on his leg in a matchup with the Celtics. The X-rays came back negative, but Gobert is expected to miss three to four weeks.

As the Rockets look to win their 14th consecutive game, here are three things to watch out for against the Jazz.

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