Thanks to an iron defense, Houston had a third victory against Utah in the 4th game, and only has to validate his ticket for the Western Conference final in the 5th match tomorrow. The Rockets led the whole meeting, with the inevitable duo Paul-Harden at the helm. The Bearded finished with 24 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and Chris Paul with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Clint Capela has 12 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists.
The Rockets took the lead from the start, pocketing the first quarter time 30-23. The Rockets lead by a fortnight in the 2nd quarter, when Mitchell (25 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists) connects the points and allows the Jazz to return to 51-46. But Harden and Paul meet and offer the period at Rockets 28-25 and the first half 58-48.
Houston takes a 19-point lead 76-57 in the third quarter won 21-17. The end of the match is a formality (21-22) even if Mitchell still him, sticks to 5 points. Houston reacts quickly and regains its lead. The Rockets have only one victory to win at home to pass the round.
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