NBA: Garuba clings tooth and nail to the Rockets’ rotation: Usman’s underground kill

Lyou Houston Rockets they lost 109-101 before the Utah Jazz while visiting Salt Lake City's Vivint Arena.Usman Garuba seems to have settled into St

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seems to have settled into Stephen Silas’ rotation as defensive specialist and the Spanish inside player played his third straight game with Houston this season.

The former Real Madrid sum 2 points (1 of 1 shooting from 2) and 5 rebounds in 8 minutes of game.

Garuba’s basket is an example of the spirit and intensity that he is showing in the Rockets. The one from Azuqueca de Henares achieved a tremendous two-handed mate getting up from the ground after hitting an offensive rebound to close the third quarter.

Eric Gordon (16), Jalen Green (17+7) and Kevin Porter Jr. (24) were the Rockets’ standouts.

The Jazz’s triumph was led by Lauri Markkanen (24+9), Jordan Clarkson (20+6), Mike Conley (13), Malik Beasley (14) and Talen Horton-Tucker (14+7+4).