The Rockets shot 50.5% (48-95 FG) from the field as a team and recorded 62 points in the paint as they defeated the Jazz tonight in Houston to take a 1-0 lead in this best-of-7 series. James Harden led the way for the Rockets with 29 points (11-26 FG, 4-10 3pt FG), along with 8 rebounds and 10 assists, while Clint Capela tallied 16 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Additionally, Chris Paul dished out 7 assists to pass Gary Payton (811) for 24th in assists in NBA Playoffs history. Rudy Gobert led the Jazz with 22 points (8-10 FG), along with 12 rebounds, while Donovan Mitchell finished with 19 points (7-18 FG) and 5 rebounds in the losing effort. Game 2 will take place on Wednesday, April 17th at 9:30 p.m. ET on TNT.
GAME 2: 🏀: Jazz vs. Rockets 📅: Apr. 17, 9:30pm/et 📺: TNT