Utah vs Houston Wed, Apr 24
|*Community||HOU -8.5 62%||o/214 54%|
*Consensus from 7520 predictions.
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To me, Utah has too much fight in them to not make this last game of the series close. Houston I think settles it up tonight but Utah is not a push over, playing with lot's of emotion and good perimeter defense. Houston isn't getting anything out of Capela and I think Utah is wisely playing to their advantage because of it. The undersized best lineup for Houston can't handle 4 quarters with no production down under. If Rubio is on like he was in game 4 as well as Crowder, I could see this going 6 but I'll take the dog all day on +8.5.
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Capela reported was sick in the last game and had his energy zapped by flu virus. D'Antoni said Capela is expected to be 100% tonight. Rockets scoring 120 points per game at home. Big spread but I'll lay the points
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First 2 games in Houston the Rockies were -6.5 and won by 32 and and 20 points. I think the Rockets bounce back at home from their road loss and win by double digits50%
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2019 NBA Playoffs lines, odds, betting preview: Numbers not favorable for Jazz in Game 5 at RocketsCan the Jazz stay alive in the first of two Game 5s on Wednesday, staring at a 3-1 series deficit against the Rockets? Trends cast doubt. https://www.betchicago.com/2019-nba-playoffs-lines-odds-jazz-rockets-game-5
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Houston Rockets (63% consensus). Donovan Mitchell kept the Utah Jazz alive and now the star shooting guard looks to lead his club to a second straight win when they face the host Houston Rockets on Wednesday in Game 5 of the Western Conference first-round series. Mitchell scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter of Game 4 as Utah avoided being swept in four games... http://bit.ly/2B2B05L
Betting Prediction for Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets on April 24, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Houston will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Over .
Ensuring they didn't get swept by winning Game 4 of their first-round series, the Utah Jazz look to stay alive as they travel to Texas to face the Houston Rockets for Game 5. The Jazz were throttled in the first two games in Houston and have lost five of their last seven games at the Toyota Center, with four of those losses coming by double digits.The Rockets opened as 8.5-point favorites with a total of 212.5.Jazz vs Rockets Game Center. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2IWNsb1
Houston Chronicle: Rockets defeat Jazz in Game 5, advance to second round
If the Rockets' season had demonstrated anything it was that they would not do things the easy way. From the stumbling start to the last-night loss that put them in their tough first-round matchup, they had treated the whole season as a long test of their perseverance.
The night to close out the first round would be no different, but ultimately a rewarding way to get to their presumed rematch with the Warriors.
With the Jazz shooting for the lead in the final two minutes, the Rockets defense took over until the Rockets escaped the clamps the Jazz had placed on them, moving to the Western Confer-ence semifinals with a 100-93 Game 5 win on Wednesday.
Deseret News: Joe Ingles is hitting 3-pointers and Jazz-Rockets are tied after 1 quarter
Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker, left, and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, right, scramble for a loose ball during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoff series, in Houston, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
HOUSTON -- Joe Ingles has hit two 3-pointers and the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets are tied at 20 apiece after one quarter in the Toyota Center on Wednesday night.FIRST QUARTER
The Rockets raced out to a 8-0 lead, and it would have been 10 if the ball hadn't slipped out of James Harden's hands on a fast-break layup.
House of Houston: Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz: Three keys to winning Game 5
The Houston Rockets are now five games into their foray of playoff basketball and now they have a terrific opening to close out the series on their home court. They can wave goodbye to the Utah Jazz just in the way Damian Lillard did so against the Oklahoma City Thunder last night in an amazing, buzzer-beating fashion.
That shot eerily reminded me so much of the clutch bucket that he nailed with 0.9 ticks left on the clock back in the Houston Rockets' first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers back in 2014.
Fansided: Utah Jazz look to survive another day vs. Houston: Preview and game thread
Just as easily as the series between the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets could be knotted at two games apiece, it could also already be over via a sweep. Yes, blowing Game 3 is painful after Utah's masterful performance in Game 4, but the Jazz aren't about to look behind them. Instead, they have but one choice remaining - take each contest one game at a time and aim to survive another day.
As disappointing as it was to see the Jazz go down 3-0, it's left them in a quite simple situation for the rest of the series.
Deseret News: Donovan Mitchell helps Jazz avoid playoff sweep with 'pride' on the line for Game 4 win against Rockets
SALT LAKE CITY -- On the brink of elimination, the spirit around the Utah Jazz's Monday shootaround wasn't somber, but more so optimistic amongst the group.
Sure, no team has ever recovered from a 0-3 deficit in an NBA playoff series, but Donovan Mitchell promised that the Jazz wouldn't just "lay over" following the Game 3 loss.
"It's an uphill battle, but we're not just going to lay over and give them a game. That's not who we are," Mitchell said.
Jazz center Rudy Gobert doubled down on that declaration as the team responded with a 107-91 win versus Houston to avoid a first-round postseason sweep.
Deseret News: Brad Rock: Utah Jazz make their house a home, just in time
SALT LAKE CITY -- Down on their luck, short on ideas, backs to the wall, the Utah Jazz took back their space, Monday in Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs.
They made their home their favorite place again.
Odds are still heavily in Houston's favor as the series moves back to the Bayou City for Wednesday's contest. But at least home felt right for one night, a 107-91 Jazz win.
They were owning their house.
That's not the guarantee it once was.
Now they can work on getting comfortable in someone else's.
The Jazz take a 3-1 deficit to Houston, hoping to make history.
Official Site of the Jazz: 'Anything can happen': Utah Jazz set their sights on Game 5 in Houston
Kyle Korver saw Ricky Rubio's sweatshirt at practice and had to get one for himself.
The point guard's mantra "Never too high, never too low" was printed in black letters on heather gray. With the Jazz on the brink of playoff elimination, Korver wanted the reminder.
Late Monday night, Korver tugged at the sweatshirt and smiled.
"I might have to wear it the rest of the playoffs," he said.
With a 107-91 Game 4 victory at Vivint Smart Home Arena, the Utah Jazz have extended their season, forcing a Game 5 in Houston on Wednesday.
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Official Site of the Jazz: The Roundup--Crowder, Mitchell lead Jazz past Rockets in Game 4
On to Game 5.
The Utah Jazz failed to protect a halftime lead for the second straight game, but this time they turned things around in the fourth quarter, catching fire late and running away for a 107-91 win over the Houston Rockets Monday night in front of a raucous home crowd.
Houston shot a blistering 8-for-12 from three in the third quarter, but the Jazz closed with a 31-12 advantage in the final period to seal their first win of this best-of-seven series.
"I felt pretty good going into the fourth," Jazz forward Jae Crowder said.
The Dream Shake: Jazz extend the series, take down Rockets 107-91 in Game 4
The Houston Rockets let the series sweep get away from them in the fourth quarter, as the Utah Jazz rallied to a 107-91 win.
A repeat of Game 3, the Rockets never seemed to have any sort of control in Utah on Monday night. Houston was able to keep themselves alive from outside for most of the game. The Rockets answered Utah's heavy presence in the paint by going 17-33 from three in the first three quarters.
Houston actually entered the fourth with their first lead at the end of amy quarter, 79-76, but a late push and takeover by the Jazz's young star, Donovan Mitchell, put any hopes of a sweep to rest.
Fansided: Utah Jazz: Rockets series not in doubt, but Game 4 win was still huge
Coming into the 2019 NBA Playoffs, no team in the history of the Association had ever overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a postseason series. And if you think the Utah Jazz are going to become the first at the expense of James Harden and the Houston Rockets, I can cut you a killer deal on some ocean-front property in Arizona.
That said, the Jazz's 107-91 Game 4 win over the Rockets on Monday night was still a big one for the franchise, on multiple levels.
First and foremost, it reaffirms a winning culture that has been instilled by Jazz ownership, and realized by GM Dennis Lindsey, head coach Quin Snyder and the core of players led by Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, and that's no small thing.
Houston Chronicle: Jazz take it to Rockets, force Game 5
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, fouls Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) as he drives to the basket in the first half during Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
SALT LAKE CITY - The Rockets came up short in their bid to sweep the Jazz and get an extra two days rest before the second round, presumably against the Warriors.
The Rockets had found a way to win "ugly" in Game 3 on Saturday to take a 3-0 series lead. But on Monday, the result was just plain ugly as the Jazz won, 107-91.