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Game thread: Jazz vs. Rockets - Game 5

Will the Rockets close out the Jazz tonight?

NBA: Playoffs-Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets, May 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m. CDT

Rockets lead 3-1

Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX


Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App

Online: Rockets App

Jazz SBNation Blog: SLC Dunk

With a sweep in Salt Lake City, the Rockets have set themselves up to clinch the series tonight with a win against the Jazz in front of their home fans.

Utah has a steep mountain to climb, having to win three consecutive contests against Houston, two of which must come on the road. The odds are slanted in Houston’s favor, but Houston knows that the job is not yet complete.

The Rockets don’t want to head back to Utah for a Game 6 on Thursday, so tonight is a crucial game for not just the Jazz, the team trying to escape elimination, but for the Rockets too.

Projected Starters:

Utah: Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, Joe Ingles, Jae Crowder, Rudy Gobert

Houston: Chris Paul, James Harden, Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker, Clint Capela

Before the game, be sure to check out AK’s preview and join us on Facebook Live for tonight’s TDS Halftime Report!

Go Rockets!