Utah Jazz: Slowing down James Harden and other thoughts on Game 2

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket as Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder defends during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON - James Harden proved once again that Utah's vaunted defense was no match for him. Harden scored 41 points and the Houston Rockets raced out to a huge lead and sailed to a 110-96 win over the Jazz in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday. Monday night Dave Fox and Tony Parks talked about what the Jazz must do to slow down the MVP candidate and make up for the loss of Ricky Rubio. The Rockets host Game 2 on Wednesday night before the series shifts to Utah for two games.