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Jazz Hold Lead Through Three Quarters

Apr 20, 2019, 10:50 PM

Danuel House Jr. #4 of the Houston Rockets passes between Rudy Gobert #27 and Raul Neto #25 of the ...

Danuel House Jr. #4 of the Houston Rockets passes between Rudy Gobert #27 and Raul Neto #25 of the Utah Jazz in the first half of Game Three during the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 20, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)

(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Through three quarters, the Utah Jazz are staying competitive with the Houston Rockets as they look to avoid trailing the best-of-seven series 3-0. They had a 76-74 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Midway through the third quarter, the Jazz and Rockets were basically even in scoring with Utah scoring 7 points and the Rockets just 6. Harden was still without a field goal, going 0-for-12 and just six points to that point in the game.

With missed free-throws by the Jazz, the Rockets took a two point lead with 3:20 left in the third quarter.

The Jazz took the lead back with a pick-and-roll with Ricky Rubio and Derrick Favors. Kyle Korver caused an offensive foul on the following defensive possession to give the Jazz a spark.

Late in the quarter, Paul picked up his fifth foul.

At the end of the third period, Utah had a 76-74 lead. Derrick Favors provided the spark in the quarter as he was up to 11 points off the bench. Harden was still without a field goal, going 0-for-14.

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