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Summer League Tournament: Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 10: Isaiah Taylor
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 10: Isaiah Taylor
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The Rockets start the “playoffs” of the Las Vegas Summer League today.

Through their first three Summer League games, the Rockets are 2-1. They get to have a rematch with the Denver Nuggets (0-3) today at 3:30, a team that the Rockets beat 102-99 on July 7.

The only loss Houston has had so far was to Cleveland, but even that was still a close game. Let’s take a look at the players to watch in today’s game:

Players to Watch

Isaiah Taylor has been one of the most exciting surprises of the Summer League. The University of Texas product is becoming an incredible passer right before our eyes.

He is averaging 8 assists per game and is seemingly scoring with ease as well. He may earn his way to the actual team if he keeps playing this way.

Look at this incredible pass to Chinanu Onuaku:

https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets/status/884561167213002754

If the Rockets want to beat the Nuggets again, the team will need another solid performance out of Taylor.

Troy Williams has been incredible, too, putting up 20 point games at ease in all three matchups so far. Both he and Taylor have made great cases for making the roster of the Rockets.

On the Denver side, Malik Beasley and Juan Hernangomez both had incredible games against the Rockets the last time. The defense of Houston will need to cover them better if they want to come out victorious in the first round.

Where to Watch

The Rockets and the Nuggets will be playing on ESPNU at 3:30 today. You can also watch online on WatchESPN.

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