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Jazz Off To Hot Start In Game 3, Harden In Foul Trouble Early

Apr 20, 2019, 8:57 PM
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz drives to the basket defended by Michael Carter-Williams #1 o...
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz drives to the basket defended by Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Houston Rockets in the first half at Toyota Center on October 24, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

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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