Houston Rockets: Summer League Day 4

By Phillip Pyle

The Houston Rockets will face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Championship Day. A first for Summer League, Championship Day will pit the two best teams in Summer League against each other. The game is on Friday at 11am. CST.

The Rockets cruised to an easy victory against the Brooklyn Nets 92-76. Rockets lead the entire game with the help of a huge 23-6 first quarter.

The Rockets had five players in double figures. Robert Covington shined once again with 16 points, an Terrance Jones finished with 16 points as well. He also chipped in with 7 dimes, 5 boards, and unfortunately 7 turnovers. Terrance Jones has shown during this Summer League that more minutes in the season rotation could be in store.

Patrick Beverly and Casper Ware sat out this game.

Now the last and final day, Championship Day, matches the Rockets team against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder team features last year Rockets draft pick Jeremy Lamb who has played very well during the Orlando Summer League. Rockets fans will also be familiar with Reggie Jackson, who set the record for most points in Summer League with 35 points against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. Lamb had 32 points in one game.

The rivalry brewing between the Rockets and Thunder all began with the trade that sent Jeremy Lamb, and Kevin Martin to the Thunder, for James Harden. The two teams meet in the first round of the Playoffs,  with the Thunder winning in six games.

Here is Chandler Parsons talking about Dwight Howard, and the future of the Rockets: