KICKING SOME JAZZ

Rockets take 2-0 series lead after yet another blowout of Jazz

If the first two games are any indication, the Houston Rockets own the Utah Jazz.

James Harden posted a triple-double, scoring 32 points, grabbing 13 rebounds and handing out 10 assists as the Rockets built a 26-point halftime lead and never looked back, crushing the Jazz 118-98 to take a 2-0 series lead.

The series now goes to Salt Lake City with Game 3 on Saturday.

Harden was his typical beast self, exploding for 17 points in the first quarter and finishing with 25 points, seven assists and seven rebounds by halftime. He was revved up, hitting five of his six threes of the night in his first 16 minutes of action.

All five starters played out of their minds. PJ Tucker (16 points) hit four threes, Eric Gordon added 16 points, Chris Paul pushed in 17 and Clint Capela was a terror inside, setting the tone defensively.

In fact, it's defense where the Rockets have stifled the Jazz in both games. Utah shot just 39.8% from the field and was just 8-38 from long range.

To compete with the Rockets, the Jazz are going to have to make some serious adjustments.

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