Now, on the brink of elimination facing a 3-1 deficit, the Utah Jazz will head back to Houston for Game 5. It wasn't the most convincing offensive performance from the Rockets. James Harden scored 24 points on 8-of-22 shooting. They've held the Rockets to under 50 percent shooting in all four games and the league's most prolific 3-point shooting team to just 33.5 percent from 3-point range and under 30 percent the last three games. Meanwhile, the defense played well enough for the offense not to matter.
As for the Jazz, they look cooked. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. Mitchell, who finished with 25 points but missed 16 of his 24 shots and had more turnovers (three) than assists (two), was left to fend for himself with another guard down. So I just think it's disrespectful when they get the chance to do whatever they want to do.
The Jazz, already without starting point guard Ricky Rubio with a hamstring strain and forward Derrick Favors struggling with an ankle injury, were hit again when Exum limped off in extreme pain in the third quarter.
The Jazz have been outscored by an average of 7.0 points in their last five games.
UtahJazz Center Rudy Gobert, the favorite to win Defensive Player of the Year, is known for being a defensive menace at the rim. As good as Gobert is defensively, even he will get caught in between assignments, leaving Utah's defense vulnerable to Houston's explosive offense. Where Capela has been able to hang with and actually effectively guard Donovan Mitchell and other Jazzmen on the perimeter in short spurts after switches, Gobert can not keep up with smaller guards when he's dragged out of the paint. But the Jazz hung around when things looked like they could be unfolding as they had two days earlier, when Houston led 70-40 at the break. "Give them credit they know how to control a game, in spite of that, we took shots and kept coming and kept coming and eventually couldn't get over the hill".
Kevin Durant was too hot for the New Orleans Pelicans to handle in game 4.
The Jazz hung tough in the third quarter, but the biggest blow wasn't delivered by their adversaries, but rather a truly unfortunate injury to Dante Exum.
This is Paul's fifth appearance in the conference semifinals after losing to the Spurs 4-3 in 2008 while with New Orleans, being swept by San Antonio in 2012 with the Clippers and losing 4-2 to the Thunder with that team before that 2015 debacle against the Rockets.
Utah's backs are against the wall entering Game 5, down 3-1, but the team will continue to fight. The change initially didn't look good offensively - Utah didn't make a field goal for almost four minutes to begin to game - but eventually the offense began to come around later in the quarter. If there's anyone besides Mitchell who's capable of putting together a huge fantasy night, it's Jingles. Capela, in many ways, is Houston's X-factor.
An engine exploded during a Southwest flight last month that killed a passenger, the first on a US carrier since 2009. Officials are said to be investigating why a ground vehicle struck the Southwest aircraft on Monday morning.
The Wales manager said he is praying for Ferguson (76) - who he calls the biggest influence in his life - to make a full recovery. The 76-year-old was admitted to Salford Royal Hospital on Saturday, much to the shock of the football world.
Once finalised, Google Maps already has functionality to let you make a reservation as well as book a cab ride to the venue. A new For You tab will allow you to stay on top of the latest happenings in the areas you're into.
North and South Korea are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. Other sites that have been touted as a potential location for the summit are Sweden, Switzerland and Mongolia.
The White House released a statement on Monday about the delegation it will send to next week's ceremony in honor of the U.S. Speaking to Israeli media in February, Trump reiterated that the issue of Jerusalem is off the negotiating table .
Friday night's no-hitter is the second of 2018, coming nearly two weeks after Sean Manaea no-hit the Red Sox on April 22. Hosmer connected in the fifth off Tony Cingrani (0-2), who had relieved Ross Stripling at the start of the inning.
Harshvardhan Kapoor, took to Twitter and shared a picture with a message for his big sister and brother-in-law Anand Ahuja. As they are done with their nuptial vows, in the evening, a reception would be thrown at Hotel Leela for this couple.
At 0716 GMT, June WTI crude oil is trading $70.30, up $0.58 or +0.86% and July Brent crude oil is at $75.40, up $0.53 or +0.71%. The global benchmark crude, which is at the highest level since November 2014, was at a $5.43 premium to July WTI .
In a referendum in 2015, Armenia adopted constitutional changes to move the powers from the president to the prime minister. The parliamentary majority of Republican Party party voted for Pashinyan, asper their announcement released a week ago.
Smart Compose will start appearing for consumers over the coming weeks and for G Suite customers in the coming months. A few days before, Google had announced a complete redesign for Gmail which included a slew of new, advanced features.
Benzema hasn't been playing regularly as a starter and was a surprise addition to the lineup by Zidane. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is delighted with the form of Keylor Navas and Karim Benzema .
SpaceX Is Risking Lives With Its Rocket Technology
The launch of the first Block 5 is targeting a two-hour launch window opening at 4:12 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center. Reusability is key to SpaceX's long-term vision, which involves helping humanity become a multiplanet species.
Google Assistant smart displays launching in July w
The smart displays will also be handy with Google Maps, video calls and pulling up footage from in-home security cameras. As with any other Google Assistant smart device, the Smart Display can understand the same voice commands and actions.
Takeda and Shire agree £46bn takeover
After waging a lengthy campaign to win over the board of Dublin-based Shire, Takeda announced Tuesday that they had an agreement. Shire has offered Takeda a large presence in the USA and an expertise in the rare diseses.
Tyronn Lue cautions Cavs against overconfidence in Game 4
Golden State, helped by an early-morning text by Draymond Green to Kevin Durant, again look in control of the series. With Kyrie Irving gone, and a number of role players in his place, Love is by far the Cavs' second-best player.
IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians stays afloat
Soon, Hardik landed another blow on Kolkata, sending Rana back to the dug out in the 14th over with Kolkata reeling at 115/4. Hardik Pandya's excellent batting towards the end along with superb bowling helped Mumbai Indians win this important match.
Cardinal Dolan Is Going To Tonight's Met Gala
Donning a black, beaded lace gown by Stella McCartney, Rihanna shimmered on the carpet and proved her sexy style was here to stay. The main objective though is to draw attention to - and fund - the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dennis keeps pink as Viviani claims second stage win
But having been left out of the Sky team to ride the Giro past year , Viviani wasn't going to let lightning strike twice. Here it's been the complete opposite. "I think the third week and even the second week is still a big unknown for me.