Utah Jazz basketball: Defense a no-show as Jazz get ripped by Rockets, 124-116

Published: Saturday, Dec. 1 2012 11:21 p.m. MST

"We are very unselfish," said Rocket forward Chandler Parsons, who had 19 points. "We are moving the ball great right now. … We have so many different weapons."

The Jazz don't have much time to rest or to work on defensive lapses, seeing as the Los Angeles Clippers are heading to ESA on Monday for the first of three home games for Utah.

"We fought hard and it didn't come our way this time," said Burks, who had a season-high 11 points in 14 minutes. "We just got to be ready Monday."

NOTES: Houston coach Kevin McHale continues to take a leave of absence to be with his family, which is mourning the recent death of his 23-year-old daughter, Sasha. … The Jazz's final point total was a season-high for regulation play. Utah's previous regulation high came in the season-opening 113-94 win over Dallas. The Jazz scored 140 when they outlasted Toronto, 140-133, in a triple-overtime thriller last month. … The Spurs had previously scored the most against Utah in a four-quarter game, winning 110-100 in San Antonio. ... Marvin Williams (concussion symptoms) and Derrick Favors (strained right arch) did not play for health reasons, while Jamaal Tinsley dressed but didn't play because of a coach's decision.

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