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Rockets hand Jazz worst home defeat in franchise history, 125-80

Published: Sunday, Aug. 30 2015 2:26 p.m. MDT

Most fans have left before the end of the game as the Utah Jazz are defeated by the Houston Rockets 125-80 in NBA basketball  Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Salt Lake City.    (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Most fans have left before the end of the game as the Utah Jazz are defeated by the Houston Rockets 125-80 in NBA basketball Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

The Utah Jazz suffered a heavy loss at home Monday, as they fell to the Houston Rockets, 125-80. It's the worst home defeat in Utah franchise history.

Up by 18 at the half, the Rockets started the second half in similar fashion and extended their lead far beyond the reach of the Jazz. The Rockets’ largest lead was an incredible 50 points.

Utah shot just 39 percent from the field, and made only 5-of-18 3-pointers.

Omer Asik had 19 rebounds as Houston hit Utah for 26 fast-break points. James Harden had 25 points for Houston, which had five other players reach double figures.

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