Houston's Omer Asik dominated the defensive boards with 19 rebounds.
The Jazz, meanwhile, suffered a rare home loss as Al Jefferson was held to just 10 points.
Randy Foye (12 points) and Derrick Favors (11) also reached double figures for Utah, which fell to 15-5 on its home court.
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