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How the Houston Rockets can win Game 4 in Utah

Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images
Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images

The Rockets will look to bring the series back to Houston up 3-1 on the Jazz.

The Houston Rockets are coming off a blowout win over the Utah Jazz in their own building on Friday night. The victory brought the series in the Rockets’ favor at 2-1.

Now, Houston will look to win in Utah once more tonight. They are undefeated in Salt Lake City this season and will try to continue that trend.

The defense was much improved in the victory for the Rockets last game. They held the Jazz to 92 points and scored a solid 113 of their own. Can they do it again tonight and go up 3-1 in the series?

Let’s take a look at some injury concerns:

Injury Report

Ricky Rubio is questionable to play tonight. If he does suit up, it will be his first game of the series for the Jazz after missing the first three with an ankle injury.

The Rockets have no injuries to report about.

Projected Starting 5


Chris Paul/James Harden/Trevor Ariza/P.J. Tucker/Clint Capela


Ricky Rubio (maybe)/Donovan Mitchell/Joe Ingles/Derrick Favors/Rudy Gobert

How the Rockets can win

Houston needs to come out strong like they did in Game 3 on Friday. The intensity needs to remain that high as they look to take a commanding lead in the series.

The bench also needs to continue to improve. Eric Gordon was excellent last game and it would be great for the team if he is at that level once again. The spark he creates off the bench really ignites the Rockets as a whole.

Nene was very effective off the bench last game. His play on both sides of the court has moved him ahead of Ryan Anderson in the rotation for the backup center, and deservingly so.

Chris Paul has been decent, but he could be better. Look for him to have a huge game tonight for Houston.

Happy birthday to CP3 and Ryno along with Aaron Jackson! Look for them to want to make an impact on their birthdays.

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