No matter how big or small of a step the Houston Rockets take collectively during this rebuilding season, almost every moment is accompanied by some level of overreaction to the performance of rookie guard Jalen Green. Green, the second overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, has enjoyed a fine debut season for the Rockets, averaging 14.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 32 games. The Rockets will host the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday for the second of three meetings between the teams in a three-plus-week stretch.
Stephen Silas on the shooting slump by Rockets rookie Jalen Green: He is improving in other parts of the game, and that can t get lost in the fact that he is missing shots.
The Rockets defeated the Jazz, 116-111. Christian Wood recorded 13 points, 16 rebounds and four assists for the Rockets, while Jalen Green added seven points and five rebounds in the victory. Rudy Gobert tallied 23 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks for the Jazz in the losing effort. The Rockets improve to 14-32 on the season, while the Jazz fall to 29-16.
Jalen Green (Houston Rockets) with a deep 3 vs the Utah Jazz, 01/19/2022
The Rockets defeated the Kings, 118-112. Christian Wood led the way for the Rockets with 23 points, 14 rebounds and three assists, while Jalen Green added 15 points, five rebounds and four assists in the victory. Buddy Hield led all scorers with 27 points and four steals for the Kings in the losing effort. The Rockets improve to 13-32 on the season, while the Kings fall to 18-28.