Jazz's Donovan Mitchell throws down nasty put-back dunk vs. Rockets

Dwyane Wade left and Le Bron James stand during the trophy presentation following the Miami Heat's Game 7 victory over the Boston Celtics in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals

Rudy Gobert had 15 points, 14 rebounds to go with three blocks.

Utah once again played without starting point guard Ricky Rubio (hamstring). He actually had a kind of a lousy shooting night - 6 of 21 - but he also tied John Stockton's Jazz playoff record with 11 assists in Utah's 116-108 win over the top-seeded Rockets, sending their Western Conference semifinal series back to Salt Lake City tied at a game apiece.

After trailing by 25 points at halftime of the 110-96 loss in the series opener, the Jazz jumped out to an early lead in this one and led by as many as 19 in the first half. Ariza finished with just five points and was a -10 when he was on the floor.

Mitchell, the reigning slam-dunk champion and a frontrunner to win the rookie of the year, said he thought about the furious finish on the fly. Royce O'Neale sliced down the lane for a dunk, and Mitchell forced a Houston timeout with a driving layup of his own.

Mitchell cleverly used the only appropriate caption for this photo from Eric Christian Smith of The Associated Press - "Game..."

Utah kept going, extending the lead to as many as 11 before ending the first quarter with an eight-point advantage. Jae Crowder and Alec Burks were both sensational off the bench. He added 11 rebounds, six assists and just two turnovers on the night.

It comes as Russell Westbrook showed his displeasure at a Jazz fan who got in his face as he exited the court in Utah.

Ingles, a 30-year-old who played internationally as a pro for eight years before landing in the National Basketball Association in 2014, drained seven of nine three-point attempts.

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Houston lives and dies with the three pointer and that proved to be the case in the first two games of this series. After a bucket by Harden, Ingles drilled a corner three.

Slowing Harden down requires defenders to be able to do two things, the first being keep up with him in isolation.

Utah, much as they did in Game 2 against the Thunder, put their best foot forward against the Rockets in Game 2.

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni warned his team against complacency. A turnover by Paul-forced by Gobert's defense on the perimeter-iced the victory for Utah.

Though Harden went for 32 points for the Rockets, Utah shot 51.8 per cent from the field and 46.9 per cent from three-point range.

Warriors lead 2-0. Game 3, 8 p.m. EDT, ESPN.

"Last game, we came out completely opposite". New Orleans had won nine straight - their last five regular season games and a first-round sweep of third-seeded Portland - before a Game 1, 22-point drubbing.

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