The Utah Jazz lost to the Houston Rockets for the third time this season on Monday night 120-99.
The turning point: Trailing by eight with 9:49 left in the fourth quarter, the Rockets went on a 15-0 run to take control and didn't look back.
- Houston outscored Utah 35-15 in the fourth quarter.
- The Rockets made 17 3-pointers, while the Jazz made just eight.
- Houston outrebounded Utah 52-32.
Jazz almanac: 14-17, lost two
The hero: Eric Gordon led all scorers with 33 points off the bench, including 17 points in the fourth quarter. Rodney Hood led the Jazz with 26.
Next up: at Oklahoma City (14-15), Wednesday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m. MT
On deck: vs. San Antonio (20-10), Thursday, Dec. 21, 8:30 p.m. MT