Jazz vs Rockets Game 1 Preview On Talkin’ Sports

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket over Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

(KUTV) - The NBA announced today the final schedule for the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2018 Utah Jazz Playoffs presented by Zions Bank, which features the Utah Jazz against the Houston Rockets. Game 1 of the series begins tomorrow, April 29 at 1:30 p.m. (MT) and will be broadcast live on the Jazz Radio Network and televised on ABC. Utah defeated Oklahoma City 4-2 in the opening round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs, advancing with a 96-91 victory against the Thunder in Game 6 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The Jazz are currently in their 27th NBA Playoff appearance in franchise history, now having advanced to the Conference Semifinals 16 times, Western Conference Finals six times, and the NBA Finals twice.

This will mark the eighth time Utah has taken on Houston in the postseason, owning a 5-2 series record and 21-18 overall record against the Rockets. The last time the two teams squared off was in 2008, with the Jazz taking the series 4-2 in the First Round. Saturday night on Talkin’ Sports Adam Mikulich was joined by Dave Fox on location in Houston and Gordon Chiesa in studio. They’ll get you set for a classic series in the making.