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Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz Game Thread: Gordon Hayward will be . . . .

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Houston Rockets (43-21) @ Utah Jazz (27-36)EnergySolutions Arena • Salt Lake City, UT7:00 p.m. (MT) • TV: ROOT Sports • Radio: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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The big question tonight is if Utah Jazz star-in-the-making Gordon Hayward will be playing tonight against the Houston Rockets. Hayward missed last game with a strained back and the Jazz barely beat the New York Knicks, the worst team in the league. Tonight the Jazz will host the Houston Rockets, a much better group that's fighting for homecourt in the Western Conference right now.

Without Hayward the Jazz offense had to rely on the shot making abilities of rookies Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles.

They will need more tonight if Hayward is out. The Utah Jazz did upgrade his condition from questionable to probable. (So we're in that 75%+ range that he will be there.)

Hooray!

Does Gordon playing mean a win? It could. You have to play the game still. The Jazz are at home, on a home stand. Houston's offense is on point right now, even with Dwight Howard out. The Jazz defense is turning it up. But we can win if do play our game.

Starters:

Update:

Key Bench:

Injuries:

GO JAZZ GO!