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Summer League 2018: House’s 30 not enough as Cavs drop Rockets

This marks the end of Summer League for the Rockets.

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The Rockets’ run in Las Vegas came to an end Saturday afternoon as the Rockets lost to the Cavaliers 92-87 in the Round of 16.

The Rockets started out slow in the first quarter but picked it up as the game went on. It came all the way down the stretch in the fourth quarter, but the Rockets were not able to hit shots down the stretch.

For Cleveland, Collin Sexton led his team in points with 17 and he was tied with former Dayton Flyer Scoochie Smith, who had 17 off the bench and was the team’s most successful scorer.

Houston was without Zhou Qi today and they probably could have used his defense and his three-point shot. As a team, the Rockets shot just 10-39 from the three-point line and 36.1 percent from the floor.

The only Rocket with any amount of success today on the offensive end was Danuel House, who scored a game-high 30 on 10-20 shooting.

De’Anthony Melton also had a strong game on the defensive end with four steals and 10 rebounds, but struggled from the offensive end, shooting just 5-17 from the floor.

Although this game might not have been their best, the Rockets showcased a lot of promise and potential as a team and the team should be very happy with their Summer League showing. The team was competitive and flashed many players who could fit into the Rockets or the Vipers next season. Now, it is time for the team to evaluate their players more closely and decide which players they will bring to camp in September.