The Houston Rockets have finished their Las Vegas Summer League Experience
For the Rockets, there were quite a few positives and negatives to take from the 5-game Summer League. First, here is a recap of the last game of the summer against the Atlanta Hawks.
Game 5 Recap
The Rockets (2-3) finished the Summer League in disappointing fashion against the Hawks (3-2). They lost 92-86 and turned the ball over 21 times. Let’s look at what went wrong and what went right.
Troy Williams finally did not reach 20 points in a Summer League game. While he was bound to have a rough game eventually, he still managed to affect the game on the defensive end with 2 steals and 1 block. However, he only shot 1/5 from 3-point range and had 13 points.
Isaiah Taylor also had a rough end to the Summer League with 8 points, 6 assists, and 5 turnovers. Both of those players had great summers but ended poorly.
Isaiah Hartenstein played only 2 minutes before leaving the game with an injury.
On the positive side of things, L.J. Peak had a great game for the Rockets. He had 19 points off the bench and shot 4/6 from downtown. Chris Johnson also continued his underrated summer with 17 points on 5/9 shooting from 3.
As a whole, the team shot well from beyond the arc, 45.5% overall. For a Rockets team, that is very encouraging.
The next chance to see the Rockets play a game will be in the preseason early October. The Rockets had some encouraging and some disappointing parts of the Summer League, let’s look at what happened.