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UTAH JAZZ (24-13) at HOUSTON ROCKETS (16-20)Game #38 • Away Game #18 • Toyota Center • January  8, 2011 • 6:30 p.m. (MT) • TV: FSN  : 1320 AM KFNZ/B98.7 FM and 1600 AM ESPN DEPORTE

Injury Report 

UTAH JAZZ -

MEMO Is the only one out tonight. 

HOUSTON ROCKETS 

Aaron Brooks (aggravated left ankle sprain) 
Chuck Hayes (moderate to severe right ankle sprain)
 Yao Ming (stress fracture in left ankle)

Apparently, the Houston Rockets fans feel the way about us, the same way that we feel about the Lakers. We have knocked them out of the playoffs multiple times, we are consistently better than them. The great thing about this hatred from the Houston Fans is we don't even really see it, or care about it. Just like the Lakers fans don't care about our hatred for them. 

Match up of the Night 
Kevin Martin vs. Whoever Guards Him Bell/Price/CJ/AK/Hayward 
I would like us to foul him very hard very early. Let's see if he can handle that. M/O- Shooter, good free throw shooter, quick release, moves well without the ball think of a better young version of Rip Hamilton. We stop him by being physical often and early. My opinion is that he is soft and does not like a lot of contact. 

Our two guards have to match his point output if he gets 25 our two's have to get 25. With all of the fouls that this team gets ( and that we give) I imagine that this will be slow paced game with a ton of free throws. 

Spread
Houston-1 basically a pick em/push game. 

Our Thoughts
Spencer-Brooks may be out which will affect how Deron plays. We all know how Deron does with smaller faster guards. I think this will be to the game. Houston 96- Utah 97 

Jimmy Bragg- Hope is pretty much gone. We lose by eighteen 

Jake Jeppsen- Typical Response from jazz fans will be a loss due to sluggish play the last 2 games. However, Houston is without Hayes and Brooks. Gotta contain Martin, and attack inside , where we will take advantage 97-89.