Eric Christian Smith, AP
Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) drives to the basket as Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

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.

3 keys:

  • 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