Under Rocket fire, Jazz suffer worst home loss
January 30, 2013, 12:07 am TWN
SALT LAKE CITY -- James Harden scored 25 points and Houston handed Utah its worst home loss in franchise history.
The Jazz had won six straight at home but simply couldn't keep pace in transition. They were outscored 26-2 on the break and shot just 39.5 percent. Their previous worst defeat at home was by 33 points to Milwaukee on Nov. 18, 1980.
Carlos Delfino and Marcus Morris each hit four 3-pointers for Houston, which made 16 of 34 from beyond the arc. Omer Asik had 19 rebounds as the Rockets (25-22) won their third straight.
Houston led by 21 points in the second, by 35 in the third and kept pouring it on fourth.
Randy Foye led Utah with 12 points.
Nuggets 102, Pacers 101 In Denver, Andre Iguodala made a free throw with 0.4 seconds remaining after forcing a turnover to deny a last-second shot by Indiana, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Pacers 102-101 Monday night.
Iguodala finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and had the defensive play of the game when he stole the ball from Paul George as the Pacers' guard maneuvered for a last-second shot.
Iguoadala signaled for time out with 0.5 seconds remaining. On the inbounds, Andre Miller lobbed a pass toward the basket that Iguodala and George both went after with George making contact and getting called for the foul.
After missing four consecutive free throws earlier in the fourth quarter, Iguodala coolly sank the tiebreaker and missed the second on purpose and the buzzer sounded as the ball rattled off the backboard.
Grizzlies 103, 76ers 100 In Philadelphia, Marc Gasol scored a season-high 27 points and Rudy Gay had 26 to help Memphis rally from 17 points down to beat Philadelphia.
Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 21 points to help the Grizzlies win without point guard Mike Conley, out with a sprained left ankle.
The Grizzlies rallied from their double-digit deficit to take control late in the fourth. Bayless missed a jumper, Gay grabbed the rebound and made it 101-100 on a bucket with 13.3 seconds left. Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young missed a short attempt in front of the basket and the Grizzlies grabbed the rebound.
Gay was fouled and made both free throws for a three-point cushion.
Nick Young couldn't get the tying shot off at the buzzer for the Sixers.
Evan Turner scored a season-high 27 points, Thaddeus Young had 23, and Jrue Holiday added 18 points and 10 assists.