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Jalen Green hurt as Rockets fall to Raptors in Summer League

Martin Mendoza
Jalen Green hurt as Rockets fall to Raptors in Summer League

PROVING HIS WORTH. Jalen Green has been stellar for the Rockets in the NBA Summer League.

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Fil-Am rookie Jalen Green exits the game early as the Rockets suffer their first loss in the NBA Summer League

Jalen Green and the Houston Rockets suffered their first loss in the NBA Summer League after falling to the Toronto Raptors, 92-76, on Thursday, August 12 (Friday, August 13, Manila time) at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Green, the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, left the game late in the second period due to a sore right hamstring and did not return afterwards.

The Filipino-American guard Green, who averaged 24 points and 5 rebounds in his first two games in a Rockets uniform, finished with 13 points on 3-of-5 shooting from downtown, along with 3 rebounds in just 12 minutes of action.

After leading by only 4 points, 23-19, at the end of the opening period, the Raptors went on a massive 18-0 run to lead by as many as 22 points, 41-19, midway through the second frame.

The Raptors never looked back and took advantage of Green’s absence as they kept their huge advantage throughout the second half.

Ish Wainright led the way for the Raptors with 20 points and 7 rebounds, while Precious Achiuwa added 19 points and 5 boards.

Josh Christopher topscored for the Rockets with 14 points, while Marcus Foster chipped in 11 markers in the loss.

The Rockets, who will likely miss the services of Green, will face the Orlando Magic in their fourth Summer League game on Monday, August 16 (Manila time). – Rappler.com