Houston, we have lift off.
The start to the Las Vegas Summer League has been everything Houston fans have been waiting for, and more. The No. 2 overall pick in this years draft, Jalen Green, just showed out in his Summer League debut, dropping 23 points and five boards while shooting a clean 9-for-18 from the field and 44.4 percent from beyond the arc.
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) August 9, 2021
If you’ve been a fan of Green’s game as long as we have, you already know about his lethal step-back game. Cleveland Cavaliers forward Lamar Stevens was not as familiar with his bag, however, as Green connected a flurry of size-ups into a corner step-back that sent Rockets Twitter into a frenzy.
that Jalen Green stepback you heard about pic.twitter.com/wvgNGgnJxc
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) August 8, 2021
In the end, the Rockets snagged an 84-76 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in their first matchup in Vegas and Houston’s 2021 Draft class of Green, Josh Christopher and Alperen Sengun shined in Vegas. Christopher dropped 13 while Sengun poured in 15 points and pulled down 15 boards. Second-year forward Kenyon Martin Jr. dropped 17 on 7-for-15 shooting from the field.