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Summer League Positives and Negatives for the Houston Rockets

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 14: The opening tip off begins between Zhou Qi #9 of the Houston Rockets and the Atlanta Hawks during the 2017 Summer League on July 14, 2017 at Cox Pavillion in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 14: The opening tip off begins between Zhou Qi #9 of the Houston Rockets and the Atlanta Hawks during the 2017 Summer League on July 14, 2017 at Cox Pavillion in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 14: The opening tip off begins between Zhou Qi #9 of the Houston Rockets and the Atlanta Hawks during the 2017 Summer League on July 14, 2017 at Cox Pavillion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 14: The opening tip off begins between Zhou Qi #9 of the Houston Rockets and the Atlanta Hawks during the 2017 Summer League on July 14, 2017 at Cox Pavillion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

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