NBA: Harden’s 41 points lead Rockets over Jazz in Game 1

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) shoots over Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON — James Harden proved once again that Utah’s vaunted defense was no match for him.