Rick Bowmer, AP
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) lays the ball up as Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) watches during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday. Nov. 19, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

After a slow start, the Utah Jazz took off against the Houston Rockets and lead 61-44 at the half.

Marvin Williams leads the Jazz in scoring with 12 points off the bench. Williams shot 4-6 from the field and 3-3 from beyond the arc in the half.

The Jazz are outplaying the Rockets in just about every phase of the game, outrebounding the Rockets 27-22 and shooting a stellar 50 percent from the field, compared to just 38 percent for the Rockets.

Houston's Patrick Patterson leads all scorers with 15 points.

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