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Jazz lost game one at the trade deadline, not on Sunday

The Utah Jazz were run off the floor Sunday night by the Houston Rockets, and the blowout wasn’t solely the result of a miserable fourth quarter where the Jazz were outscored 39-19.

They were outmatched from the opening tip.

The Jazz took a radical approach to defending last year’s MVP James Harden in Game 1 and stationed his primary defender on his left hip to take away his left hand and nearly unguardable step back 3-point jump shot.

In that sense, the Jazz succeeded; Harden rarely got to his left hand and his step back three wasn’t a mainstay of the Rockets offense. But Harden still led all scorers in the game and finished with 29 points. He added 10 rebounds and eight assists in the win.

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Jazz lost game one at the trade deadline, not on Sunday


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