Rockets beat Hawks 128-122; Green gets 30 points

Rockets beat Hawks 128-122; Green gets 30 points

2022/11/25 at 9:17 pm
2022/11/25 at 9:17 pm

Jalen Green had 30 points, Kenyon Martin Jr. and rookie Jabari Smith Jr. each had 21 and the Houston Rockets overcame a 15-point second-half deficit to beat the Atlanta Hawks 128-122 on Friday night.

The Rockets (4-14) got another narrow victory in this difficult season for them despite the spectacular performances of Trae Young and Dejounte Murray.

Young had a season-high 44 points and Murray had a career-high 39 points and eight 3-pointers. Center Clint Capela did not play.

With four points, Green quickly put the Rockets up 118-117 with two minutes left.

Garrison Mathews then stole a ball and made two free throws due to a foul on the other end of the court.

Young made one of two free throws for Atlanta before Smith made it 122-118 with a layup with just over a minute remaining in the game.

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