Jazz ready to upset Rockets in NBA: Ingles

Our Least Likely Sports Icon Joe Ingles Smashed An NBA Playoff For The Ages

The win inside a hostile Houston arena on Wednesday evens the series at 1-1 and gives the Jazz an opportunity to take a commanding lead with the next two games in Salt Lake City. But Utah stemmed that tide and took a one-point lead into the fourth quarter, where it took a team effort to stymie Houston and score enough to secure the win.

That will be much easier said than done against a Rockets team that finished with the best record in the National Basketball Association and features an All-Star backcourt capable of taking over at a moment's notice, but the Jazz have not backed down in this series and are a potential roadblock to the Houston Rockets' first Western Conference Finals appearance since 2015. After a Harden runner cut Utah's lead back to four, Mitchell came right back, gliding into the paint after a high screen, and calmly hit Joe Ingles right in his pocket for a wide-open corner 3 to put the Jazz up seven.

The notoriously low-key Harden, when told by a reporter that he looked irritated by Utah's defense on Wednesday, said, "I look like that all the time". To keep it short, they not only made the point that they could compete, but they also showed that they have the talent to beat the Rockets. We came out a little too lackadaisical.

The Rockets came out firing in the third - taking the lead - but Utah and Ingles had the hot hand; and a 30-23 fourth quarter secured a wildly improbable result.

The boy from Happy Valley was on bloody fire all game long, drilling 7 of 9 from 3-point land, sinking long-range shots harder than an ice-cold Farmer's Union on a scorching South Australian day. He was mostly quiet after the break, and finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Joe Ingles led the way in scoring for the Jazz with 27 points, knocking down seven threes in nine attempts.

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Mitchell picked up his fifth foul of the game on the next possession, but after Houston took the ball out, the rookie forced James Harden into a shot-clock violation.

"He was breaking us down", D'Antoni said. From then to halftime, James Harden scored 15 points (he had 17 overall in the second quarter) as the Rockets pulled to within nine at the half.

Harden made a basket after that before Utah scored another eight straight points, with two three-pointers from Ingles, to make it 108-96 with 4½ minutes left. The Jazz went back up 86-85 by the end of the period. But Rudy Gobert made one of two free throws before Exum put it out of reach with a dunk.

The Jazz destroyed the Rockets from the 3-point line. However, Houston shot just 40 percent from the floor and missed 27 of 37 3-point tries. So they made adjustments, especially on the pick and roll. "We knew they were going to make runs".

"I thought Dante's dunk was better than mine", Mitchell said. He then added four more assists in the fourth quarter to finish with 11 for the game, a new career-high.

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