Jazz Off To Hot Start In Game 3, Harden In Foul Trouble Early
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Getting off to a strong start was going to be key for the Utah Jazz in Game 3 against the Houston Rockets.
In opening 90 seconds, the Jazz did just that, roaring to a 8-0 lead to start the game. It also helped that Rockets star James Harden was given two fouls in the same amount of time.
After Rudy Gobert hit a pair of free throws to open the game’s scoring, Donovan Mitchell scored the next six points to give Utah the early advantage.
Mitchell first took an alley-oop lob from Jae Crower and then knocked down a 3-pointer while being fouled by Harden. He made the free throw to complete the 4-point play.
Despite having two quick fouls against him, Harden was kept in the game.
Going into Game 3 against the Rockets, the Jazz dropped the first two games in Houston to allow the Rockets to take a 2-0 lead in the first round series.
Game 3 between Utah and Houston is being televised on ESPN.
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