It was Kevin Porter Jr’s first game back from a thigh injury and Jalen Green’s second game back from a hamstring injury. Porter Jr ended the game with a stellar 22 points, 9 assists, and 5 rebounds. Porter Jr surprisingly shot the ball at a consistent 8/17 from the field and 4/9 from deep. For the season, Porter Jr has put up a shocking 36.5% from the field, and 32.8% from long range, so hopefully tonight’s game was a sign of great things to come.
Jalen Green has been on every Rockets fan’s mind. The entire league has been framing Green as a bust and similar names, but let’s be honest, Green is an elite player. Tonight, Jalen Green ended up with 24 points, 4 assists, and 2 rebounds. He shot the ball at a very efficient 50% from the field and a 44% from beyond the arch. Green also showed off his bounce with multiple highlight reel clips and was not afraid to let Lakers star Russell Westbrook know.
Over all a great night for the Houston Rockets despite the loss. They were simply out-played down the stretch. As a Houston Rockets fan, I am excited to see this back-court duo develop.