Venue/Arena: Toyota Center in downtown Houston, Texas
Date and Time: May 9, 2018 – Wednesday/ 8:00 AM (GMT +8)
12BET (Basketball Tip)
Following their 3-1 lead in the Western Conference playoffs semifinals, Houston Rockets will try to close out the series in Game 5 against the Utah Jazz as the match shifts back at the Toyota Center.
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The Rockets are on the verge of having a Western Conference finals meeting against the Golden State Warriors following their 100-87 victory against Utah to take a commanding 3-1 lead. Thanks to Chris Paul’s 27 points and 12 assists while James Harden added 24 points. Meanwhile, a lot of fans are already looking ahead to this matchup and if they could get it done in Game 5, then Houston will move onto the next round and meet the Warriors, who also hold a 3-1 series lead, if they beat the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Jazz aims to keep their season alive after falling 1-3 in the playoff series after their huge defeat to the Rockets. Respectively, they are playing without Ricky Rubio and Dante Exum due to left hamstring strain. Rubio suffered his injury in Game 6 of Utah’s first-round series against Oklahoma City while Exum came up hobbling during their Game 4 loss to the Rockets. Moving forward, they will be forced to rely even more to their standout rookie Donovan Mitchell and reserve guard Alec Burks.
We all know that the host have enough firepower to beat the short-handed Jazz and we expect the Rockets to pull away in Game 5 as they hold the home court advantage. However, Utah will try to do their best to hang around. (Sign Up now for more updated sports news and events)
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Houston Rockets (1.10)
Utah Jazz (7.66)
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