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Michael Wyke, FR33763 AP
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) lays up a shot past Utah Jazz center Ekpe Udoh (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

The Utah Jazz fell to the Houston Rockets 137-110 at Toyota Center on Sunday night behind a career-high 56 points from James Harden.

The turning point: After the Jazz started the game on a 10-2 run, the Rockets responded with a 16-2 run of their own. Utah never led again and trailed by as many as 32 points.

3 keys:

  • Harden made his first 10 shots, including going 5 for 5 from 3-point range during that stretch, and surpassed his previous high of 53 points in a game with a layup to end the third quarter.
  • The Rockets made 23 of 39 3-pointers in the game, while Utah hit 13 of 34 from 3-point range.
  • Houston shot 80 percent (16 of 20) from the field in the third quarter, as the Rockets outscored the Jazz 48-36 in the period to drop Utah to 0-4 on the road this season.

Jazz almanac: 5-5, Lost 2

The hero: Harden had 22 first-quarter points, shot 19 of 25 from the field, including 7 of 8 from 3-point range, and hit 11 of 12 from the free-throw line in finishing the game with 56 points, 13 assists, two rebounds and two steals.

Rookie guard Donovan Mitchell had 17 points, four rebounds and four assists to lead the Jazz.

Next up: vs. Philadelphia (5-4), Tuesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. MST

On deck: vs. Miami (4-5), Friday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. MST