Utah Sends Houston, T-Mac Packing

Jazz get a date with Kobe's Lakers in the second round
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2008 1:10 AM CDT
Utah Sends Houston, T-Mac Packing
Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo (55) reacts to the Utah Jazz expanding their lead during the fourth quarter of Game 6 of their NBA playoff series Friday, May 2, 2008, in Salt Lake City.   (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

Deron Williams scored 13 of his 25 points in the decisive third quarter, and the Utah Jazz beat Houston 113-91 on Friday to win the series 4-2 and knock the Rockets out of the playoffs in the opening round for the second straight year. Tracy McGrady scored 40 for the Rockets, but fell to 0-7 in playoff series in his career.

Mehmet Okur had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Carlos Boozer added 15 points and 10 boards. Andrei Kirilenko scored 11 points and Williams added nine assists. The Jazz found their long-range shooting and made 10 of 22 3-pointers. Utah was 2-for-23 from beyond the arc in the previous two games. Utah faces the Lakers in second round beginning Sunday. (More 2008 NBA playoffs stories.)

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