NBA Basketball

Houston Rockets (14-39)


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@ SAS
L 98-126
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@ MIN
L 106-124
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vs. OKC
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vs. BOS
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@ DAL
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Youthful Thunder hope to build on effort vs. rebuilding Rockets

The Houston Rockets had reason to expect growing pains in the early stages of this season given their reliance on talented yet relatively inexperienced players to orchestrate their rebuild.

The first step was a doozy. The Rockets trailed by as many as 35 points in their 124-106 road loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. The young backcourt tandem of Kevin Porter Jr. and rookie Jalen Green shot a combined 8 for 26 while totaling 20 points. Porter had nine of the Rockets' 24 turnovers while Green posted a plus/minus of minus-37 in 32 minutes.

The Rockets are anticipating better days ahead, perhaps as early as Friday when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder in their home opener at Toyota Center.

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Leaders
Points: Christian Wood16.0
Rebounds: Christian Wood9.0
Assists: Jalen Green4.0
FG%: Eric Gordon75.0%
Steals: Alperen Sengun3.00
Blocks: Usman Garuba2.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 124.0 (25)
Rebounds: 46.0 (10)
Assists: 26.0 (19)
FG%: 48.3% (21)
FT%: 77.4% (17)
3P%: 42.1% (22)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 106.0 (20)
Rebounds: 41.0 (28)
Assists: 21.0 (20)
FG%: 45.5% (15)
FT%: 68.2% (22)
3P%: 33.3% (21)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
San Antonio 1 0 1.000 --
Memphis 1 0 1.000 --
New Orleans 0 1 .000 1.0
Dallas 0 1 .000 1.0
Houston 0 1 .000 1.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/18/2021 Garrison Mathews Signed as Free Agent
10/18/2021 Mfiondu Kabengele Waived
10/18/2021 Anthony Lamb Waived
10/16/2021 Danté Exum Waived
10/15/2021 Marcus Foster Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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