Houston Rockets: Summer League Rout

By Phillip Pyle

(AP Photo/John Raoux)

In the second game of the Orlando Summer League the Houston Rockets put on a defensive clinic on the Utah Jazz winning 85-71. The Rockets forced the Jazz into 18 turnovers, and 37.7% shooting. The Rockets had five players in double figures, James Anderson and Patrick Beverly lead all scores with 11 points. Greg Smith, Casper Ware, and Jeff Cooley finished with 10 points each. The win and outscoring the Jazz in the first three quarters gave the Rockets 6 points for the game, putting them at 11 points after two games.

Here are the points breakdown, the Rockets have two games remaining:

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: 15 points
  • Boston Celtics: 12 points
  • Houston Rockets: 11 points
  • Detroit Pistons: 9 points
  • Orlando Magic: 8 points
  • Utah Jazz: 7 points
  • Miami Heat: 7 points
  • Philadelphia 76ers: 3 points
  • Brooklyn Nets: 2 points

The Rockets are in third place after playing only two games. The Thunder, Pistons, Celtics, and Pacers have all played three games, and only have one game left.

The Rockets next game is on Wednesday at 2pm. CST, against the Boston Celtics, and Kelly Olynyk who continued to impress with his expansive skill set logging game highs in both points (21) and rebounds (nine), all while dishing out four assists.

On Thursday the Rockets face the Brooklyn Nets who are on the bottom of the Summer League Point list. New head coach Jason Kidd also picked up a tech in the second day of Summer League.