The Houston Rockets won again in Utah to take a commanding 3-1 series lead against the Jazz. Here are three takeaways from Game 4.
The Utah Jazz shocked the Houston Rockets when they stole Game 2 in Houston.
After an easy win in Game 1 and Ricky Rubio sidelined with a strained hamstring, the Rockets lost a bit of their urgency in the second game. Utah’s hot shooting burned the Rockets, and that was exactly the wake up call that they needed.
After losing their home court advantage, the Rockets rebounded with two big wins in Utah to take a commanding 3-1 lead over the Jazz.
The Rockets were able to take Game 4 100-87, but they won in a fashion that contradicts Houston’s normal style. The Rockets seemed to trade in their 3-pointers for mid-range pull ups and floaters.
Both teams played better defense than offense and there was plenty of trash talk and physical play throughout the night. It was a grind-it-out game, but the Rockets took another step in the right direction, proving that they can win no matter the circumstance.
Here are the three biggest takeaway’s from Houston’s big Game 4 win in Utah.
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