Chris Paul delivers in Houston Rockets win over Jazz in game 4

Though Chris Paul will get the attention, Houston center Clint Capela patrolled the paint, blocking six shots and forcing the Jazz into 20+ misses around the rim.

Kahron Spearman

Chris Paul scored 27 points and 12 rebounds on his birthday, with James Harden chipping 24 points, to push the Houston Rockets in a 100-87 victory over the young Utah Jazz on Sunday. 


Houston now has a commanding 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.


"If (Rudy) Gobert's going to [back up] that's what I'm going to shoot," says Paul about his barrage of mid-range jumpers, per ESPN.

Chris is shooting those shots like a layup. He was extremely aggressive tonight, which we need from him.

Clint Capela was dominant defensively, 15 rebounds and six blocks with his 12 points.


Though he eventually fouled out, Donovan Mitchell scored 25, and Joe Ingles added 15 for Utah. The issue was the Jazz was often just scoring at point blank range. 


"We missed 22 shots at the rim," Utah coach Quin Snyder said, per ESPN. "We had our chances and didn't convert. Some of them were contested. Some of them were open. You're not going to get any better shot."