REDDIT: NBA Playoffs Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz Game 5 Watch Online TV Channel, Time & Schedule 2019
Donovan Mitchell kept the Utah Jazz alive and now the star shooting guard looks to lead his club to a second straight win when they face the host Houston Rockets on Wednesday in Game 5 of the Western Conference first-round series. Mitchell scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter of Game 4 as Utah avoided being swept in four games.
Mitchell shot just 32.8 percent from the field through the first three games but rediscovered his form in the final 12 minutes on Monday as the fifth-seeded Jazz outscored visiting Houston 31-12 in the fourth quarter to post a 107-91 victory. “We’ve had our backs against the wall plenty of times the past two years we’ve been together as a team,” Mitchell told reporters after Game 4. “This is familiar ground with us. Everybody responded the way we expect them to, but the biggest thing for us is take what we did (Monday) and multiply it.” The fourth-seeded Rockets had a chance to conclude the series but they went 4-of-20 shooting and committed six turnovers in the fourth quarter of Game 4. “We did things that are uncharacteristic of a team that wants to win,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters afterward.
TV: 8 p.m. ET, TNT, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Utah), AT&T SportsNet Southwest (Houston)
When: 8:00 PM ET, Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
ABOUT THE JAZZ: Veteran forward Jae Crowder scored 18 of his 23 points in the first half of Game 4 as he broke out of a three-game slump in which he averaged 6.3 points on 4-of-21 shooting. Crowder sparked the Jazz early in the contest and several of his teammates followed suit as Utah played its best game of the series. “The first two games in Houston we started the games pretty soft, and that’s not who we are,” Jazz center Rudy Gobert told reporters. “The fact that we lost the first two games, we had a reaction of pride, and we came out ready. Game 3 we were ready, (Monday) we were ready, and Game 5 we’re going to be ready.”
ABOUT THE ROCKETS: Center Clint Capela is struggling with two respiratory illnesses, one causing his eyes to be severely bloodshot. The health issues badly affected his play in Game 4 as he had just four points on 1-of-6 shooting and collected seven rebounds after averaging 11.3 points and 12 rebounds over the first three games “It’s tough, man,” Capela told ESPN. “Especially when I try to breathe, it’s hard. I’m just going to fight it the best that I can.”
1. Rockets star G James Harden scored 30 points in Game 4 and is averaging 28.3 points and shooting 37.1 percent from the field in the series.
2. Utah PG Ricky Rubio was just 6-of-17 shooting in Game 4 but had 18 points and 11 assists for his first double-double of the series.
3. Houston PG Chris Paul, who is averaging 18 points in the series, had 23 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals in the series.