The Houston Rockets are on a three-game winning streak after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder for the second time this season on Monday night. While much of the national conversation about Houston focuses on John Wall situation, where he wants to return but in the starting role while the team wants him to come on from the bench, the Rockets are quietly starting to look like a more competitive team with consecutive wins over the Bulls, Hornet, and Thunder.
Christian Wood is in the lead, but Kevin Porter Jr is also showing positive signs in the post, as he is averaging more than 10 assists per game in a three-game streak. On Monday, he scored his first career double with 11 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds – the final goal that required serious effort from him and his teammates.
With just over a minute to play, the Rockets worked incredibly hard to put Porter on his 10th table, with Alperen Sengun attempting to pat Porter the ball, Jae’Sean Tate then standing to the left of the bouncing ball while Josh Christopher shouted at KPJ to get it. ball.
The hometown top scorer credits Porter Jr for the rebound to get that double, but we’ll see if that’s considered by the league. In any case, it was some incredible teamwork that brought Porter to the statistical milestone of his first double and, for that, we have to commend them. It’s not quite that Ricky Davis missed out on the wrong shot, but it’s certainly the spiritual successor to Davis’ legendary attempt to land himself a triple-double.
https://uproxx.com/dimemag/rockets-kevin-porter-jr-10th-rebound-triple-double-video/ Rocket helped Kevin Porter Jr get a triple triple