Rockets Try To Emulate Game 5 Effort In Utah

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HOUSTON -- It took five playoff games for the Houston Rockets to finally look like the team that won 22 straight games during the regular season.

All they have to do now is play like that in Utah.

Houston routed the Jazz 95-69 at the Toyota Center on Tuesday
night to cut their deficit in the best-of-seven series to 3-2 and
force Game 6 in Salt Lake City on Friday night.

The Rockets held the Jazz to their lowest point total of the
season and a franchise low for a Houston opponent in a playoff
game.

After struggling to make baskets from anywhere, the Rockets shot
47 percent from the field, went 15-for-19 from the foul line and
sank six 3-pointers.

Coach Rick Adelman said the Rockets were more active and threw
Utah's burly defense off-balance.

The Rockets had a film session Wednesday, while the Jazz flew
back home and took the day off.




 
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