Jazz steal Game 2 with Rockets

03 May 2018 05:14:31 EST

The Utah Jazz will not go away this season and may just be showing the NBA the future of the Western Conference over the next couple of years.

Wednesday the visitors from Salt Lake City held on to defeat the Houston Rockets 116-108 in Game 2 at the Toyota Center in Texas.

With the triumph the Jazz steal home court advantage and now will travel back to Utah for what could be an immensely important Game 3.

Leading the way for the Jazz was Joe Ingles, as the 30-year-old from Adelaide, South Australia had a career high 27 points, while pulling down three rebounds and passing out two assists for the game.

For the second series in a row teams have dared Ingles to beat them and the small forward so far has done that from beyond the three-point arc.

Utah also received a monster night from Donovan Mitchell, as the 21-year-old shooting guard out of the University of Louisville had 17 points, while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out 11 assists for a double-double for the game.

Mitchell continues to play beyond his years and is making major waves in his first ever play-offs.

Utah shouldn't be ready yet, but after tying this series the Jazz have the unexpected opportunity to take command of the series with two wins back home.

Game 3 will be on Friday evening at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, with the Jazz now 25/1 to win the series, while the Rockets are available at 1/500.

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