Tracy McGrady scored 29 points, Luis Scola added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets staved off elimination Tuesday night by routing the Utah Jazz 95-69 in Game 5 of their first-round series. Dikembe Mutombo grabbed 10 rebounds as the Rockets cut their series deficit to 3-2 and forced Game 6 in Utah on Friday night.
Now, the Jazz can end the series at home, where they went 37-4 during the regular season. But it's no guarantee—Houston was the first team to beat Utah in Salt Lake City during the regular season and won Game 3 there last Thursday. The Rockets did everything they hadn't done for most of the series. They shot well, hit their free throws and got valuable production off the bench. (Read more basketball stories.)