The 2019 National Basketball Association playoffs is off to a hot start with a couple of early surprises on the first day. Fourth-seeded Houston opens against a familiar and stubborn foe in the No. 5-seed Utah Jazz, who gave them fits in the playoffs last season.
Either way, with Game 2 of the best-of-seven series Wednesday night, Snyder is looking for improvement all the way around.
Coach Quin Snyder said after the game that the Jazz's inability to make some small plays wound up enabling Houston to make big ones. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 214 points.
"Every time he put it down, there was somebody right there". Anybody who has followed it is way up. The Jazz were also victims of 18 turnovers. That pick is only available at SportsLine.
Only the Golden State Warriors lived up to their top billing with a dominant win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Houston Rockets were so close to making the NBA Finals a year ago, ultimately falling short to the champion Warriors. "So hopefully he'll continue to play that way because it's gonna be a long series". He finished with 16 points and 5 assists. BIG NUMBER 15 • Houston's big advantage, not surprisingly, came beyond the 3-point arc, where the Rockets drained 15 triples to Utah's seven.
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Utah's defense has had success slowing down the Rockets. "There's some things we wanted to do that we just didn't execute; regardless of what we're trying to do, our execution has to be better".
These two split the season series, but Houston took the last two meetings.
Derrick Favors has been one of the top post defenders in the National Basketball Association this season, but his health could be an issue in this series.
Ricky Rubio started after missing four of the last five games of the regular season with a quadriceps injury. If he is limited, the Jazz will have to go to a smaller lineup in order to match Houston's personnel, but will sacrifice quite a bit on the defensive end.
In losses, Gordon has a net rating of -6.2 while only having an effective field-goal percentage of 46.5% and a true shooting percentage of 49.5% while having an offensive rating of 107.2. Favors had 24 points and 10 rebounds in a 118-91 victory over the Rockets in December. Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Jazz vs. Rockets spread you should be all over Sunday, all from the model that's up more than $4,000 on top-rated National Basketball Association picks this season.