Parsons, Patterson lead Rockets past Jazz

Parsons, Patterson lead Rockets past Jazz
December 1, 2012, 10:32 pm
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) goes to the basket in front of Utah Jazz's Randy Foye in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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HOUSTON (AP) Patrick Patterson scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin scored 19 apiece and the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 124-116 on Saturday night.

James Harden scored 18 points, and Greg Smith and Carlos Delfino added 13 points apiece for the Rockets, who shot 55 percent (46 of 83) and hit half their 3-point shots (11 of 22).

Gordon Hayward scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half and Al Jefferson and Randy Foye each added 20 points for Utah. The Jazz lost despite shooting 51 percent (48 of 94) overall and going 11 for 20 from 3-point range.

Omer Asik had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Houston. He briefly left the game after taking an elbow from Hayward, but returned for the final minutes.