The Houston Rockets Lose Their Star Player And Go Undefeated

by Harrison Askey / December 8, 2021

Rockets Guard Jalen Green

This summer, the Houston Rockets acquired the number two draft pick in the NBA draft and selected G-league Ignite team’s star, Jalen Green. Green was put into a key position in the Rockets franchise and quickly made his way to be a starter. He averaged 14 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. The Rockets have already had a tough year with them being 1-16 with Green so when he got hurt with a hamstring injury against the Bulls on November 24, things seemed like they could only get worse for the Rockets.

However, quite the contrary happened. Since losing Jalen Green, the Houston Rockets have been undefeated. The Rockets have currently played six games without Green and have won them all – surprising literally everyone. And seeing that Green’s rehabilitation process is moving slowly, he will not return anytime soon which if the trend stays true, this might actually be good for the Rockets. These numbers look really bad for Green, and according to Elias Sports Bureau this is the first time in U.S. history that a sports team has made such an incredible turnaround after suffering so many losses.

Now some of these wins can be explained by the teams the Rockets have played being some of the easier ones in the league like playing the OKC Thunder twice and the Orlando Magic once, but they have beaten some stronger teams as well like the Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte Hornets. It should be really interesting to see how Houston continues to play without Jalen Green. Will they be able to keep up the win streak or will they go back to losing like they were?

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