SALT LAKE CITY — Fresh off a dominating win over San Antonio on Tuesday where the Jazz broke a franchise record for most 3-pointers made in a game, they were ready to continue the momentum against Houston on Thursday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The home crowd was quickly fired up after a couple early fouls on Rudy Gobert that led to his ejection. That continuous energy helped propel the Jazz to a 118-91 blowout victory over the Rockets.
Here’s 3 takeaways from Utah’s Thursday night win against Houston:
The Jazz had an unexpected start with Gobert getting a rare foul on the tipoff. After playing only three minutes, he received another personal foul which led to him being ejected shortly after.
Rudy Gobert's night ends very early after getting ejected 3 minutes into the game 😳 pic.twitter.com/ONonD6YT91
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) December 7, 2018
Rudy Gobert went straight into a workout after getting ejected in 1Q ???? pic.twitter.com/KJc4f6zVkR
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 7, 2018
(He didn’t seem to mind though)
The Jazz outscored Houston 38-11 in the third quarter, leading by as many as 37 points.
Derrick Favors led the Jazz in scoring ending the night with 24 points and shooting 4-4 from the free throw line. Joe Ingles also had a strong night scoring 18 points and going 4-6 from the 3-point line.
• Sunday, Dec. 9, at San Antonio (11-14), 5 p.m.
• Monday, Dec. 10, at Oklahoma City (16-7), 6 p.m.
• Wednesday, Dec. 12, vs. Miami (9-14), 7 p.m.
Source:: Deseret News – Sports News