Wednesday's NBA: Harden's triple-double helps Rockets rout Jazz again

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Wednesday's NBA: Harden's triple-double helps Rockets rout Jazz again
Wednesday's NBA: Harden's triple-double helps Rockets rout Jazz again

Houston — James Harden put on an MVP performance with 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a second straight rout of the Utah Jazz, 118-98, on Wednesday night for a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. Harden, who recorded his third career playoff triple-double, had 25 points by halftime in a game the Jazz were all but out of after the first two quarters. Game 3 is Saturday night in Utah. It's the second straight season in which Houston has met Utah in the postseason, after facing the Jazz in the second round last year. The Rockets also won Game 1 of that series easily before losing the second game at home. They ended up winning the series in five games

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