Against the Atlanta Hawks, Jalen Green recorded his first-ever triple-double with the Houston Rockets. Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets made some progress against the Atlanta Hawks, despite the fact that it was a defeat.
For his first-ever triple-double, Green scored 26 points, pulled down 14 rebounds, and handed out a career-high 10 assists. Green had one of his worst performances of the season on Friday night against the Toronto Raptors, scoring only seven points. That performance followed after that.
Ime Udoka talks Jalen Green and his impact
Coach Ime Udoka loved what he saw in Jalen. Udoka said post game,
“He was playing the right way,” “He got himself in a groove as far as passing early, finding guys… not playing in the crowd as much. I’d like to have a few back, especially a late pass that got batted down there, but he played a solid game all around. Obviously good to see him passing the ball when he has it in his hands more often. There was some good improvement from last game to tonight.”
Alperen Sengun and Fred VanVleet were removed from the starting lineup, which forced Green to assume a greater playmaking position, which he did admirably. Even if he can still do better, Green is making progress. To help the Rockets climb the standings, it is hoped that he can perform at this level more frequently.
The New York Knicks visit town tomorrow night, marking Green and the Rockets’ return to play.