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Houston Rockets win consolation game in NBA Summer League

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Jul 8, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; The Thomas & Mack Center is shown on the opening day of the 2016 NBA Summer League. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 8, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; The Thomas & Mack Center is shown on the opening day of the 2016 NBA Summer League. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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The Houston Rockets entered their consolation match of NBA Summer League with a 1-3 record, but gutted out a 3-point victory over the Bucks.

Sure there aren’t any rewards of winning the NBA Summer League, yet it’s still great to finish the tournament on a winning note. More importantly this event offers the Houston Rockets with a sample to view rookies, the progress of their existing young stars and prospects who could conceivably join the varsity or D-League teams.

The final game offered plenty for the organization to reflect back on. Primarily the growth of their second and third year players Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell and K.J. McDaniels.

In each of the Rockets this trio showcased their assets and consistency leading the major stats in each game. The final game featured Harrell leading the scoring with 20 points with Dekker and K.J. pitching in 17 and 15 respectively .

Yet again Kyle Wiltjer proved to be a wise addition to the roster post draft as he was the best rookie prospect on the court posting 11 points and 5 rebounds.

The Rockets won all but the second quarter when the Bucks distanced themselves with a 6 point lead. Houston fought back taking a 14 point lead in the fourth quarter and barely hung on to capture the win.

Now all these players will get back to the job at hand of prepping for training camp in the fall.

For those interested in the full game stats visit this link at NBA.com

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