Rockets 94, Jazz 92

Jazz lead series 2-1

• The Jazz miss 13 free throws, going 20-of-33 from the line.

• Houston won the battle in the paint by outscoring Utah 40-26.

• Rafer Alston netted 20 points and five assists in his series debut for the Rockets.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: TRACY MCGRADY, Rockets: Led Houston with 27 points, seven assists and five rebounds. T-Mac overcomes fourth-quarter woes by scoring seven straight points.