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SALT LAKE CITY -- James Harden ran into what felt like a brick wall and rolled his ankle before crumpling to the floor. jerseys from china . He didnt let that stop him. After getting fouled hard by Enes Kanter on a fast break in the third quarter and twisting his ankle, Harden shook it off --the same way his Houston Rockets shook off a 19-point deficit and rolled to 104-93 victory over Utah on Saturday night that kept the Jazz winless and the Rockets undefeated. "I had to block out the pain. We had momentum, especially there in the third quarter. We came out with our defensive intensity at such a high level that I didnt want to let anything slow me down," said Harden, who had 16 of his 23 points in the second half. Despite his swollen ankle, Harden saved his best for last. "It was time for me to step up and take over the game. Its that simple," he said. Chandler Parsons scored 24 points, Jeremy Lin added 20 and the Rockets (3-0) outscored the Jazz 64-37 in the second half. After John Lucas made a jumper to beat the shot clock and pull the Jazz within 95-90 with 3:27 left, the Rockets allowed just one field goal the rest of the way and Harden ran the pick-and-roll repeatedly down the stretch. "We got stops and rebounds so we could get out and run," Lin said. "And then a couple guys got hot, and that just becomes contagious." Kanter made an inside jumper to give Utah its final lead, 85-83 with 7:11 remaining. Harden drove for a layup, Lin hit a 3-pointer and Parsons followed with another basket to start the game-ending run. Richard Jefferson led Utah with 18 points and Kanter added 16 for the Jazz, who looked disjointed once the Rockets increased their defensive pressure in the second half. "They came out in the third and played with a lot more energy than we had. They made shots and executed their offence and those guys really took it to us," Utah coach Tyrone Corbin said. The loss marked the first time the Jazz have started a season with three consecutive defeats since they began 0-4 in the 1979-80 season, the year the franchise moved to Utah. Harden made two free throws to cap a 15-2 run in the third quarter that knotted the game at 60-60. Dwight Howard had 10 and Harden had nine in the quarter in helping Houston outscore Utah 33-17. "We put ourselves to the test. Being down 16 at halftime, we might have just caved in and gave up last year but this year we fought back. Thats the difference," Harden said. Parsons, who also grabbed 12 rebounds, kept the Rockets in the game with 20 points in the first half, when the Jazz outrebounded Houston 27-12 and dominated the paint. "I was struggling the first two games, especially with my shot," Parsons said. "And then in this one, the other guys were struggling and I finally had it going. My teammates believed in me and I was shooting with confidence." The Jazz led 56-37 just before the half, following a stretch that featured a dunk by Gordon Hayward and a layup by Derrick Favours that brought the crowd to its feet. "In the first half, we were just letting them score, letting them make their cuts, and doing whatever they wanted. They were outhustling us," Harden said. Howard finished with 15 points playing against Utahs young frontcourt of Kanter and Favours most of the game. But Utah had no answer for the Rockets defensive pressure and Hardens playmaking in the second half. "We have the potential to be a very good defensive team. With those two big guys (Howard, Omer Asik) behind us, it makes us want to be more aggressive and we were out in passing lanes, disrupting their offence and making them uncomfortable," Parsons said. The Jazz began missing shots and Houston was able to unleash its fast break and went 23 for 36 in final two quarters. Once Harden started breaking down Utahs defence, the Rockets began finding open shots all over the court. "In the second half, it was vice versa. We got every loose ball, rebounded the ball and got out in transition. We played our basketball," Harden said. wholesale nfl jerseys . -- Even though half the field had yet to play on Thursday, the first round of the 2013 RBC Canadian Open was largely decided by noon. cheap jerseys from china . Goran Dragic scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half and the Suns held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 93-88 on Thursday night, giving Hunter his second victory in two nights as interim coach after he replaced the fired Alvin Gentry. http://www.cheapjerseyfromchina.us.com/ . The Dutchmans tenure got off to a poor start when referee Guido Winkmann awarded a penalty within two minutes for Niklas Starks clumsy challenge on Alexandru Maxim. wholesale jerseys . The deal was confirmed by the team on Tuesday night. Earlier in the day, outfielder Jason Heyward and the Braves agreed to a $13.3 million, two-year contract. Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses . The 34-year-old holding midfielder, who can also play in defence, spent the last two seasons with Sporting Kansas City before being waived in November.ST. JOHNS, N.L. -- Jason Jaffray is the first to admit he isnt very good in a shootout, but the St. Johns IceCaps captain didnt look out of place in the spotlight Friday. Jaffray scored the final goal of the shootout to lift St. Johns to a 4-3 win over the Albany Devils in American Hockey League play. "Its a little nerve-wracking, but you try not to think about it too much," Jaffray said. "I tried not to think about a move going down and take what the goalie gave me. (Keith Kinkaid) waited me out pretty good, but I had a little bit more patience at the end and slid it into the far corner." Alex Burmistrov also scored in the shootout, while Raymond Sawada, Carl Klingberg and Zach Redmond had goals in regulation for St. Johns (6-7-0). Albany (3-5-3) had goals from Jay Leach, Adam Henrique and Jacob Josefson, while Mattias Tedenby scored in the shootout. IceCaps head coach Keith McCambridge praised goaltender Mark Dekanich after the shootout. "(Dekanich) was really good. I thought he made some real key saves for us," said McCambridge. "In the third period he made a point-blank one, and the save he made in the shootout to stretch post-to-post across the crease was a real difference maker in that shootout." The first period was exactly what was expected from a game between the two weakest offences in the league coming into the game, with St. Johns averaging 2.08 goals per game and Albany averaging two. The teams combined for 13 shots, and no goals were scored. The game jumped to life early in the second period when Sawada opened the scoring at 1:54. Sawada buried a cross-ice pass from Maxime Macenauer while he was falling to the ice. McCambridge said the checking line of Macenauer, John Allbert and Sawada has been good in all situations for the IceCaps since Sawada returned from an injury five games ago. nfl jerseys china. . "They have been really good for us. They have been our energy line and they create chances on the offensive side of the puck," said McCambridge. "Any time I put those guys out there five-on-five they seem to try to get that momentum back on our side, so a nice card to have in your pocket." St. Johns added to its lead at 8:09. Klingberg skated down the right boards and buried a low wrist shot past Kinkaid, who finished with 26 saves. The Devils finished the second period down just one goal when Leach scored at 11:01 on a slapshot that went through the legs of one of the IceCaps. The Devils almost pulled the game level right out of the gate when they had a goal disallowed just 25 seconds into the third. The disallowed goal led to a power play for Albany, but the Devils failed to capitalize. Albany tied the game at even-strength at 5:45 on a goal from Henrique. Henrique gained the zone and scored on a brilliant solo effort over Dekanich, who made 28 saves. The celebration didnt last long for the Devils as the IceCaps took the lead again at 10:38. St. Johns took advantage on a quick break-out from their defensive zone, which featured at least four of the five players, before Redmond buried a shot high. "The goals finally came," said Jaffray. "Its nice to get three goals on the scoreboard tonight from a couple different sources." Albany had another disallowed goal around the six-minute mark. The Devils succeeded in tying the game despite the disallowed goals when Josefson took a feed in the slot and rifled in the tying power-play goal at 17:56. cheap jerseys ' ' ' 

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