Courtesy of a career-high 42 factors on sturdy effectivity by Jalen Inexperienced, the NBA’s worst shedding streak of the 2022-23 season is now over. With Monday’s 119-114 win (box score) over Minnesota, the Houston Rockets lastly ended what had been a 13-game slide.
Inexperienced made 15-of-25 photographs total (60.0%) and 6-of-12 from 3-point vary (50.0%), and he even had a key block within the closing two minutes as Houston (11-36) put the sport away. Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves (24-25) with 31 factors, however he had 6 turnovers to Inexperienced’s 1 — a dramatic turnaround from Saturday’s discrepancy between the identical two gamers and groups in Minneapolis.
For Inexperienced, a gifted guard prospect drafted second total within the 2021 first spherical, it was his second 40+ level outing in three video games after tying his prior profession excessive with 41 versus Charlotte on Jan. 18.
Alperen Sengun added 21 factors, 7 rebounds, and seven assists for the Rockets on 8-of-12 taking pictures (66.7%), whereas rookie ahead Tari Eason stuffed the stat sheet with 11 factors, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists, and a couple of blocks in 26 minutes throughout his second profession begin.
Scroll on for highlights, evaluation and postgame interview response. Subsequent up for Houston is the midpoint of a three-game homestand on Wednesday versus Washington. Tipoff is about for 7 p.m. Central.
Jalen Inexperienced Highlights
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