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Injured Rockets rookie Jalen Green to miss at least a week

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Injured Rockets rookie Jalen Green to miss at least a week

STANDOUT. Jalen Green averages in double figures for the Houston Rockets.

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Fil-Am star Jalen Green sustains an injury just as the Rockets snap a 15-game losing streak

Houston Rockets rookie Jalen Green has a strained left hamstring and will be reevaluated in a week, coach Stephen Silas said Friday, November 26.

Green, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, is averaging 14.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 18 starts this season. The young star who has Filipino roots is shooting 38.2% from the field and 27.8% from three-point distance.

The 19-year-old guard sustained the injury near the end of the first quarter in Wednesday’s 118-113 win against the Chicago Bulls, which snapped a 15-game losing streak. He finished with 11 points in 11 minutes.

The Rockets (2-16) finish their three-game homestand with games against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. 

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