Houston Rockets (15-40, 15th in Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (35-21, fourth in Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Monday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Houston enters the game against Utah as a four-game losing streak.

The Jazz are 21-11 in Western Conference games. Utah is 11-5 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and is averaging 13.3 turnovers per game.

The Rockets are 7-25 against Western Conference opponents. Houston is 7-25 against opponents over .500.

The teams are meeting for the third time this season. The Rockets won 116-111 in the final game on Jan. 20. Garrison Mathews led the Rockets with 23 points and Bojan Bogdanovic led the Jazz with 29 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.4 points, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals for the Jazz. Bogdanovic is averaging 16.4 points over Utah’s last 10 games.

Christian Wood is averaging 17.7 points and 10.3 rebounds for the Rockets. Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 16.8 points over Houston’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 5-5, averaged 108.4 points, 44.1 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 8.1 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 105.3 points per game.

Rockets: 2-8, averaged 108.6 points, 39.6 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 7.0 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. Their opponents average 120.1 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Rudy Gobert: day to day (calf), Rudy Gay: day to day (knee).

Rockets: Usman Garuba: out (wrist), Eric Gordon: day to day (heel).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data write and data from sports radar.