Garrison Mathews hit a pair of late clutch free throws and scored 23 points off the bench to lift the Houston Rockets to a 116-111 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City. Jae'Sean Tate scored 18, Eric Gordon added 16, Kevin Porter Jr. contributed 15 (including a big 3-pointer with 22.4 seconds left) and Christian Wood chipped in 13 points and 15 rebounds for the Rockets.
One of the teams expected to be active at the deadline is the Houston Rockets. Most people anticipate the Rockets will deal veteran guard Eric Gordon to a playoff team in exchange for draft compensation/young talent. However, Houston has a ton of tradable salary to play with at the deadline if they want to get crazy.
Like, duh, teams that miss a lot of shots usually lose and teams that make a lot of shots usually win. It’s a frustrating and disappointing maxim. But you know what?