No. 2 on high: Inexperienced’s Rockets beat Cade, Pistons


In a featured showdown between the No. 1 and No. 2 draft picks, it was Jalen Green who acquired extra offensive assist from his teammates within the Houston Rockets‘ 111-91 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night time on the NBA Summer season League in Las Vegas.

Inexperienced — the second total decide, who bypassed school basketball to play within the G League — scored 25 factors in half-hour, going 6-of-11 from the sector and 10-of-11 on free throws. His third and last 3-pointer gave the Rockets an 18-point lead with two minutes left.

Cade Cunningham — the primary total decide after spending one season at Oklahoma State — was 8-of-18 from the sector for 20 factors to steer Detroit. Luka Garza, the high-scoring large man out of Iowa who was drafted No. 52 total, added 15 factors.

Josh Christopher, the No. 24 choice out of Arizona State, helped Inexperienced run the Houston offense with 15 factors and 7 assists. Turkey’s Alperen Sengun, the No. 16 decide, managed the paint for Houston with 21 factors, eight rebounds and three blocks.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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