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Rockets Hand Jazz Fifth Straight Loss

Mar 23, 2024, 8:25 PM

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Collin Sexton #2 of the Utah Jazz dribbles against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at the United Center on November 06, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz lost their fifth straight game after they were blown out by the Houston Rockets 147-119.

John Collins led the Jazz with 25.

Jalen Green led all scorers with 41.

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First Quarter

The Rockets got out in transition throughout the first quarter scoring easy points off Jazz turnovers.

Houston scored 16 fastbreak points on a perfect 7-7 shooting in the opening 12 minutes.

Johnny Juzang scored six points on a pair of threes off the bench to lead the Jazz.

After one, the Jazz trailed the Rockets 47-21.

Second Quarter

Kris Dunn and Jabari Smith Jr. were both ejected early in the quarter after throwing punches at one another.

Kira Lewis Jr. had his best stretch as a member of the Jazz scoring nine points after Dunn’s ejection.

The Rocket shot 15-24 from three in the first half as the Jazz allowed a franchise record for points in a half.

At the break, the Jazz trailed Houston 85-35.

Third Quarter

The Rockets kept up their hot shooting in the third quarter adding nine made threes on 16 attempts.

Fred VanVleet and Jalen Green combined to shoot 17-25 from three in the opening three quarters.

The Jazz were led by John Collins who scored 25 points.

Through three the Jazz trailed the Rockets 122-91.

Fourth Quarter

Keyonte George, Taylor Hendricks, and Brice Sensabaugh combined to shoot 3-20 from the three-point line.

The Jazz cut the Rockets lead to 24 midway through the fourth quarter.

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With the loss, the Jazz finished their three-game road trip with an 0-3 record.

The Jazz fell to the Rockets 147-119.

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