What competition it is? NBA Playoffs
Series: Game-3, Rockets lead 2-0
Teams: Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets
Match Day: April 21, 2019
Jump Ball Time: @ 08:00 AM IST
Where the game is played? Vivint Smart Home Arena (18,300)
TV Info: Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.
HOU vs UTA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Utah Jazz will be looking to win their first game in the postseason as they host Houston Rockets in game-3 in the first round at Vivint Smart Home Arena, in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Sunday morning (IST).
James Harden is playing like he is on some kind of a mission. There is literally nothing he can't do these days. He has already broken so many records, last season, this season and is showing no signs of slowing down.
He has carried his regular season form over to playoffs, helping Houston Rockets to two blow out wins over Utah Jazz.
Both the wins came on a solid defence which suffocated Jazz's best players like no team. This is a big testament to why Rockets could well become the first team in five years to dethrone Golden State Warriors from the West.
For the records, Utah failed to touch the 100 points mark in both the matches.
James Harden logged the 3rd triple double of his playoff career, as he scored 32 points and had 10 assists and 13 rebounds.
Rockets won all the quarters in the match, barring the last where Jazz outscored Houston 31-23.
Regular Season Record-
Utah Jazz: W-50, L-32
Houston Rockets: W-53, L-29
Players to watch out for:
Donovan Mitchell – Utah’s go-to-man and more often than not, always live up to the billing. Any superlative may not do justice to the kind of impact he is having on the team this season. And you look at his age, 22 years, and you wonder how much he can still learn and grow in this game. The shooting guard is racking up 23.5 points per game this season, while his last 10 games have produced 27 points per game.
Rudy Gobert – This season he has been phenomenal, to say the least. Perhaps the most versatile player on Utah Jazz’s roster is Rudy Gobert. Just look at his numbers: 13.0 per game and 15.4 points per game. Indispensable and the kind of player which ticks all the boxes on a Basketball court.
James Harden – The favorite for the MVP this season is none other than the reigning MVP, James Harden. For he is having an insane season, and this is no exaggeration by any means. Mr. Beard is racking up a season-high 36.1 points per game. He is the only player to average in the 30s this season, averaging 36.5 points per game. The 29-year-old scored 50 points in the last match. Truly incredible.
Clint Capela – Missed a large chunk of the game due to a knee injury. Though he took a while to return back to his pre-injury form. Now it seems he is back. The 24-year-old Center is an indispensable part of the team. He is averaging 16.6 points per game this season, along with a team-high 12.6 rebounds per game. In the last match, he had a double-double against the New York Knicks.
HOU vs UTA Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – Dante Exum will be missing the clash due to a knee injury.
Questionable – Moreover, Jazz could be without two key bench players here as Thabo Sefolosha (hip injury) and the veteran guard Kyle Korver are both nursing injury.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Houston Rockets have a full-strength team available for selection.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
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NOTE: THIS HOU vs UTA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.