By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
One night after Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin advanced to his first Conference Final, Houston Rockets star Chris Paul snapped a similar skid. Prior to the wins in the past two nights, they were previously 0-for-11 in opportunities to advance to the Conference Finals.
The Rockets defeated the Utah Jazz, 112-102, on Tuesday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. With this win, the Rockets won their Western Conference Semifinals series.
The Rockets will face the winner of the New Orleans Pelicans and the Golden State Warriors series in the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors presently have a 3-1 lead in the series.
Paul led the Rockets with 41 points. He also had seven rebounds, 10 assists, and one steal.
Paul was one of three Houston players, who scored in double-figures. P.J. Tucker added 19, while James Harden had 18.
The Rockets also had 27 bench points. Gerald Green and Luc Mbah a Moute led the bench with eight points each.
Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 24 points. Mitchell after the game with left foot soreness and the X-rays were negative. The Rookie of the Year candidate will have further tests once the team arrives back in Salt Lake City.
In addition to the 24 points, he also had four rebounds, nine assists, and one steal.
Mitchell was one of five Utah players, who scored in double-digits. Alec Burks scored 22 points, while Royce O’Neale had 17, and Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles had 12 points each.
The Jazz had 31 bench points. Burks led the bench with his 22 points.
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