James Harden piled up 41 points as the Rockets cruised past the Jazz 110-96 in Game One of their second-round playoff series in Houston. Harden shot 7-of-12 from deep and added eight rebounds and seven assists. The Rockets led by 25 at halftime and made it look easy on their home floor. Chris Paul scored 17, Clint Capela had 16, and P.J. Tucker chipped in 15 points. Game Two is Wednesday in Houston. Utah rookie phenom Donovan Mitchell finished with 21 points and missed six-of-seven three-point attempts. Jae Crowder scored 21 of his own off the bench in defeat.
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