Game 34

Houston RocketsSaturday, 6:30 p.m.

Compaq Center

Season Series: Jazz lead 1-0

Radio: KFAN (1320 AM)

TV: KJZZ (Channel 14)

Jazz Record

Home: 14-3 Away: 8-8

Streak: Won 5 Last 10: 8-2

This time last year: 23-10

The pace (plus/minus): minus 1

Jazz (22-11)

WATCH FOR: The Jazz to play their first game in Houston since John Stockton's game-winning 3-pointer in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals...Utah can pull even with last season's pace for the first time this season with a victory...Stockton led the Jazz with 24 points in the Christmas Day victory over the Rockets...The all-time series between these two teams stands at 61-60 in the Jazz's favor.

Probable starters

F Karl Malone (25.5 ppg, 10.2 rpg)

F Adam Keefe (7.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg)

C Greg Ostertag (5.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg)

G Jeff Hornacek (14.7 ppg, 4.8 apg)

G John Stockton (11.6 ppg, 7.3 apg)

Rockets (17-14)

WATCH FOR: The Rockets to be injury depleted. They had only 9 healthy players suit up against Indiana Thursday...The walking wounded include Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler and Jazz-killer Eddie Johnson...Houston has lost four of its last six, with the only wins over Toronto and Denver...Kevin Willis scored a team-high 28 with 8 rebounds in a losing cause against the Jazz on Christmas Day.

Probable starters

F Matt Bullard (6.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg)

F O. Harrington (4.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg)

C Kevin Willis (18.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg)

G Mario Elie (9.3 ppg, 2.7 apg)

G Matt Maloney (7.2 ppg, 2.2 apg)