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Jazz dazzle Rockets in Houston, 116-108

May 2, 2018, 8:45 PM | Updated: 8:54 pm

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) puts down a dunk as the Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets play ga...

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) puts down a dunk as the Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets play game two of the NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center in Houston on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Photo: Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)

(Photo: Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets roared back to life in the second half of Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals, but the Utah Jazz held their own before mounting a comeback of their own to win it, 116-108.

In the first half, the Jazz led the Rockets by as many as 19, but Houston managed to cut the lead to nine points, making it 64-55 at halftime.

Houston returned from the locker room at halftime ready to stage a comeback, leading for large chunks of the third quarter before Utah powered back to end on top.

In the final minutes of the game, Joe Ingles knocked back a seventh three-pointer, his personal best. Ingles’ 27 points led the Jazz.

ESPN reported Donovan Mitchell became just the fourth rookie to reach 200 or more points in 8 or fewer NBA playoff games, an achievement he reached on his way to a double-double.

Alec Burks scored 17 points off the bench. James Harden led Houston with 32 points.

The series is now tied 1-1. Game 3 tips off Friday in Salt Lake City.

Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) blocks a shot by Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute (12) as the Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets play game two of the NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center in Houston on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Photo: Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) takes the ball away from Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) as the Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets play game two of the NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center in Houston on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Photo: Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is fouled by Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) as he goes up for a shot as the Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets play game two of the NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center in Houston on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Photo: Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale (23) goes to the basket with Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) trailing as the Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets play game two of the NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center in Houston on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Photo: Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) dunks over Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) as the Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets play game two of the NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center in Houston on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Photo: Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder (99) drives to the hoop with Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) defending as the Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets play game two of the NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center in Houston on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Photo: Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)

 

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Jazz dazzle Rockets in Houston, 116-108