Tom Smart, Deseret News
Utah Jazz point guard Earl Watson (11) drives on Houston Rockets point guard Toney Douglas (15) as the Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets play NBA basketball Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Salt Lake City.

The Utah Jazz are down 57-39 at halftime in Salt Lake City tonight.

The Jazz have an 18-point gap to overcome in the second half if they are to beat the Houston Rockets.

The Jazz started off well with a small lead, but the Rockets soon tied the game and started to pull away, with a largest lead of 21 points.

Utah commited eight turnovers and has struggled from the field, shooting just 36 percent to the Rockets’ 53 percent.

Randy Foye was the only Jazz player to hit double figures with 10 points in the first half.

James Harden led the scoring for the Rockets with 18 points.