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James Harden leads Houston Rockets to comfortable Game 1 victory over Utah Jazz

James Harden and Clint Capela posted double-doubles as the Houston Rockets rolled to a 122-90 victory in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series with the visiting Utah Jazz on Sunday night.

Game leaders

Utah Jazz

  • Points: Rudy Gobert – 22
  • Assists: Ricky Rubio -6
  • Rebounds: Rudy Gobert – 12

 

Houston Rockets

  • Points: James Harden – 29
  • Assists: James Harden – 10
  • Rebounds: Clint Capela – 12

Playoff Picture

How do the first-round series currently stand?

Harden paired 29 points with 10 assists and finished two rebounds shy of a triple-double to fuel the Rockets to a 1-0 series lead. Game 2 is scheduled for Wednesday, also at Toyota Center.

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