HOUSTON, March 18 (Xinhua) -- The Houston Rockets had their biggest landslide victory Monday night at Toyota Center, routing the Utah Jazz 124-86.
It was the first time this season that Houston played without Dwight Howard who was out with an ankle strain. But it didn't seem to affect the team at all. The Rockets led all the way throughout the game, by 19 at halftime and by 23 points entering the fourth quarter.
Houston used a 15-0 run starting midway through the fourth quarter with all their starters on the bench except for Terrence Jones to push the already lopsided game to a 38-point advantage.
Jones led the Rockets with 30 points, Patrick Beverley added 19 and Jeremy Lin had 17 points. Derrick Favors had 15 points for the Jazz.
The victory snapped Houston's three-game skid and improved the team to 45-22 on the season. The Jazz is 22-46.