Losing only to Minneapolis (113-104), the Rockets found the Wolves, this time at home. Rudy Gobert returned after three games away, and two more before he barely played with groin pain. But the Frenchman was upstaged by Jalen Green.
Because if he completely failed in the last rivalry between the two clubs, with only 10 points on 3/13 shooting, the back exploded this time, establishing his best career with 42 points in 15 /25 on the shoot!
D’Angelo Russell (30 points, 7 assists) was on the legs, and Anthony Edwards (31 points) tried to grab the victory at the end, but Jalen Green and his teammates stayed, made baskets and free throws. ended (119-114) their 13 game losing streak…
WHAT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER
– Houston’s 13-game losing streak ends. The last victory of the Rockets was dated December 26, in a trip to Chicago. Since then, Stephen Silas’ club has gone on a 13-game losing streak. A month of losses thus ended, though Houston retained the NBA’s dunce cap (11 wins – 36 losses).
– Balloons in alternating current. Chris Finch continues to scratch his head in this group, with a knack for alternating between good, not-so-good and very bad. Indifferent at the beginning of the match, interesting in the sequences, not connected with others, really desperate at the end, Anthony Edwards and his companions went through all the states. And that’s the problem. “You are what you keep doing” coach explained. “We often have problems in these types of matches, in terms of concentration. That was part of the problem, and then we didn’t have enough guys who played well as well. »
– Minnesota’s Last Stand. A funny character described at the end of the game, where a basket from Jalen Green and an interception from Kenyon Martin Jr. gave the Rockets a 9-point lead (109-100) in the final minute. Anthony Edwards and his companions will wake up to attempt the robbery. It’s too late.
Jalen Green. He has hit 41 points twice but was even better back with 42 points. More importantly, he lost just one ball and played in an attacking rhythm, attacking the gaps and not hesitating to spin the ball first to end the action at the end of the chain. As Stephen Silas explained after the match, he seems to have lost against different Wolves defenses in the last two games (9 then 10 points) between the two teams. This time he knew how to attack and punish them.
✅ Come on Eason. Even though she missed a go-ahead layup, which allowed Anthony Edwards to laugh at her, Tari Eason was invaluable for the Rockets, especially early in the game. Present on the rebound, he brings positive energy to his team (11 points, 9 rebounds) in the absence of Jabari Smith Jr.
✅⛔ Anthony Edwards. These Wolves look like Anthony Edwards as the full-back/winger is also in AC. Capable of blowing up defenses in sequence, or taking on a fight alone on either side of the field, he can also constantly get out of the game mentally, losing balls and stopping to make the necessary defensive efforts . He finishes with the worst +/- of the game (-15) and that’s no accident.
Houston (11-36): the rockets will try to follow up against the wizards tomorrow night (2:00 am)
Minnesota (24-25): the Wolves will try to get back on balance with the Pelicans, also tomorrow night (02:00)