WATCH: Houston Rockets’ Jeff Green dazzles Danilo with sick move

Houston Rockets Jeff Green (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Jeff Green (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

The Houston Rockets dominated the Thunder, and Jeff Green was a major reason. In the fourth quarter, he showed just how much he was feeling it on the court.

Among the keys to a series victory for the Houston Rockets was an all-out effort from the role players. On Tuesday, the team got exactly that, getting double-figure nights from four guys not named James Harden. Perhaps the most impressive of those was 33-year-old Jeff Green.

From the moment he entered the game, Green was doing a little bit of everything out on the court. His strong drives to the bucket in the first half resulted in two ‘and-1’ opportunities while his outside shot, as usual, was going down.

With the Rockets pulling away in the final frame, Jeff showed everyone something that undoubtedly turned a lot of heads when he took Danilo Gallinari off the dribble at the top of the key. The result was — well, it’s best for you just to watch it for yourself.

Jeff Green dances to the rack! ?

— NBA (@NBA) August 19, 2020

Upon receiving a pass from Danuel House, Green immediately goes into his move, taking a dribble to the right before executing a perfect behind-the-back crossover dribble to get past Danilo. He then finishes at the cup with a left-handed scooping layup over Mike Muscala.

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Whatever got into Jeff Green between his time in Utah and Houston has been working wonders. The veteran finished second on the team in scoring in Game 1 with 22 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists. He also buried 3-of-7 from deep, which will only continue to open up driving lanes for him.

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We argued the case for Jeff being the X-Factor of the series recently, and if Game 1 is any indication, it looks like we were onto something.