What competition it is? NBA Playoffs
Series: Game-4, Rockets lead the series 3-0
Teams: Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets
Match Day: April 23, 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:
Houston Rockets will be looking to wrap up the first round playoff series when they play Utah Jazz in game-4 at Vivint Smart Home Arena, in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Tuesday morning (IST).
James Harden is a human after all. A mere mortal who is prone to occasional hiccups.
Utah Jazz are talented, there's no denying that. But they are not as complete as Golden State Warriors or Boston Celtics. And for that matter, Houston Rockers would have found themselves at the other side of the results for their display in game-3 against the Jazz.
Their problem started with Harden's struggles. He went 0-15 from the field, finishing 3 of 20 and endured from one of the worst performances as a Rockets player.
He made up for his horrible display from the free throw line, going 14 of 16 from the stripe. He needed help from his teammates to beat a rowdy Utah Jazz team 104-101 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
This was a good opportunity let go off by the Jazz as Harden is too good a player to suffer from another ignominious night.
And he is a unique talent to not have an impact in the match. Even on the night when he just could shoot, he ended up with 22 points and 10 assists to help his team go 3-0 up in the series.
For Utah, their defensive plan worked. Incredible well actually. To limit a player who has been scoring heavily and for fun to the periphery of obscurity was commendable.
But their offence undid them.
Barring Donovan Mitchell's 34 points, no Utah player managed to score more than 15 points. While only three players touched the double-digit mark with Derrick Favors scoring the second highest 13 points from the bench.
Regular Season Record-
Utah Jazz: W-50, L-30
Houston Rockets: W-53, L-29
Players to watch out for:
Donovan Mitchell – Dropped a game-high 34 points in the last match but due to the lack of support from his teammates, Utah ended up on the losing side. He is Jazz’s go-to-man and more often than not, he gets right on the court. 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 – Struggling a bit in the postseason but he can be lethal on any given day. During the regular season, he was one of the most consistent players, helping Jazz touch 50 wins. The 26-year-old Center has racked up points at 15.9 and rebounds ar 12.9 per game this season.
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 – For the hosts, only Dante Exum is out with an ankle injury.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Houston Rockets have a healthy squad. No player is expected to miss the game with an injury or other reasons.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
HOU vs UTA Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
HOU vs UTA Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Jazz only need to emulate their defensive job of the last game, while improving on their offensive plays. That's easier said than done for Harden won't be having another off night, as pathetic it was from beyond the arc in the last game.
We back Rockets to wrap up the series.
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.