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Rocket duo rocks Jazz 147-119 – Eight straight wins


Houston guard Jalen Green was the focal point of the Houston Rockets’ incredible offensive display on Saturday once more, and according to his coach, Green’s decision-making is a big part of the recent outburst. Green scored 41 points on 15 of 22 shots, one short of his career high, as the Houston  Rockets defeated the Utah Jazz 147-119. Houston (35-35) improved to 10-1 in month and continued its winning run at eight games. Green has been the driving force behind the Houston  Rockets’ comeback. For the first time since the 1979–80 season, Houston, which hosts the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, has scored at least 125 points in three straight games. The previous five victories were all by double digits.

The Rockets’ winning run has seen them outscore opponents by 14.6 points.

Green has emerged as the driving force behind Houston’s ascent, with his obvious confidence in his shot. In the month of March, the third-year player is averaging 27.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.5 assists. Over this time, he is shooting 51.4 percent overall and 41.7 percent from 3-point range. Before the All-Star break, Green shot 41.1 percent overall and 30.7 percent from deep in 54 games. Houston Rockets coach Ime Udoka commented, “I think the recognition of what shots to take is improved.” “Moreover, if you miss one or a couple, you simply need to adopt a next-play, next-shot mindset. I believe that he now recognizes defensive team actions differently.

“His poor shooting performance before is not the main issue. Right now, he’s extremely on top of things. He was passing up some open ones or comprehending what they were doing a little slowly. Thus, it makes me delighted to watch and definitely gives our team a huge lift. In contrast, Portland (19-52) became the second club to start five rookies since NBA box scores began keeping track of starters in the 1970–71 season during their 114–111 loss against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.

Ten of the last twelve games for the Trail Blazers have ended in losses.

The Trail Blazers began Toumani Camara, Kris Murray, Duop Reath, and Rayan Rupert alongside Scoot Henderson, the third overall pick in the 2023 draft, because Deandre Ayton (elbow), Jerami Grant (hamstring), Anfernee Simons (knee), and Matisse Thybulle (ankle) were sidelined. The Trail Blazers were competitive the entire time despite their inexperience. Coach Chauncey Billups of Portland streamlined the offense against the Nuggets, enabling his team to operate with just two sets to encourage players to concentrate on playing the game rather than overanalyzing it. It was a great strategy.

The rookie experiment provided the Trail Blazers something to improve on, even though they committed some crucial turnovers in the end. “More opportunities,” stated Billups. “You see how our turnovers were heading down the stretch. They wouldn’t be there in a typical scenario. Therefore, with the vets off, they have more of an opportunity than anything else. However, this is also because learning occurs in this way. When that chance arises again. I’m confident they’ll consider it and make an effort to perform better in the closing moments.

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