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The Houston Rockets will be at EnergySolutions Arena to challenge the Utah Jazz. The Jazz have not played well as they currently have a record of 3-15. On the other hand, the visiting Rockets look to continue to move further above .500, coming in with a 13-5 record. They have played great basketball lately, winning eight of their last 10. This game is scheduled to start at 9:00 pm EST and it will be covered by CSN-HOU and ROOT-RM.

The Jazz look for another win today after topping the Suns, 112-104. With 20 points on 6 for 15 shooting, Trey Burke was the leading scorer for Utah. The Rockets, meanwhile, are coming off a win against the Spurs, 112-106. James Harden was the team's top scorer, posting 31 points. This is the second game of the season between these two teams, with the Rockets winning the first matchup, 104-93. With a double-double in that game, Chandler Parsons played a big role with 24 points and 12 rebounds.

The stingy Utah defense should have a clear edge in terms of eFG%. They rank 23rd in the league in forcing misses (opponents' eFG% of 51.3%), while the cold-shooting Houston offense is second with a mark of 55.6%. It will also be a tale of two tempos, as the fast-paced Rockets are ranked third in possessions per game with the methodical Jazz at 27th.


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