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Jalen Green puts up 41 points as the Houston Rockets secure eighth consecutive win against Utah Jazz

Published March 24, 2024 at 7:01 PM

Jalen Green and Fred VanVleet combine for a staggering 75 points and sink a total of 17 3-pointers as the Rockets dominate against Utah on Saturday night at Toyota Center, securing a resounding 147-119 victory (box score). With this win, Houston (35-35) extends its winning streak to eight games, marking the first time since November 2019. The Rockets now trail Golden State (36-33) by just 1.5 games for the final Western Conference play-in tournament spot. Meanwhile, Green makes headlines with unrelated news: a model claims she had Jalen Green's baby last month, while another stripper alleges she shares the same due date as his 39-year-old girlfriend, Draya Michele.

The Rockets' current winning streak stands as their longest since November 2019 when they clinched eight consecutive victories. With this latest triumph, Houston narrows the gap to just 1.5 games behind the idle Golden State Warriors, positioning themselves for the 10th place and the final play-in spot in the Western Conference.

Green led the game with an impressive 41 points, shooting 15-of-22 from the field (68.2%) and connecting on 7-of-11 attempts from beyond the arc (63.6%). Meanwhile, VanVleet contributed 34 points, shooting 11-of-16 from the field (68.8%) and an impressive 10-of-15 from 3-point range (66.7%), equaling the franchise's all-time record for most 3-pointers made in a single game.

VanVleet contributed 23 points, knocking down seven 3-pointers, while Green showcased his scoring prowess with 21 points on an impressive 9-of-12 shooting in the first half, propelling the Rockets to a commanding 85-55 halftime lead. Houston displayed sharp shooting throughout the game, shooting 65% from the field in the first half and converting 15 of 24 attempts from beyond the arc.

VanVleet's performance tied him with James Harden and Chandler Parsons for the single-game franchise record for 3-pointers, while Green finished the game with an impressive 15-of-22 shooting from the field, including 7-of-11 from downtown.

On the opposing side, John Collins matched his season-high with 25 points, and Collin Sexton contributed 20 points and eight assists for the Jazz, who suffered their fifth consecutive loss, tying their season-high losing streak.

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Despite shooting 45% from the field, Utah struggled from beyond the arc, making just 11 of 37 attempts from 3-point range.

And now, the 'other' news :

A model alleges that she gave birth to Jalen Green's child last month, while a stripper claims to share the same due date as Draya. If these claims hold true, Green could potentially have three children within a year. This situation raises concerns about his financial responsibilities, especially as he progresses beyond his current rookie contract worth $40 million over four years, which expires next year.

Some online commentators are calling the prospect of having three children before the end of a rookie contract "remarkable dedication," but for basketball enthusiasts, if this is the path to achieving the level of skill displayed by Jalen Green, then it's a sacrifice worth making.

Source TSN : Green scores 41, Rockets beat Jazz for eighth straight victory
Source Rockets Wire : Eight is enough: Fred VanVleet, Jalen Green drill 17 3-pointers to lead streaking Rockets past Jazz
Source Barstool Sports : A Model Is Claiming She Had Jalen Green's Baby Last Month, While Another Stripper Is Saying She Has The Same Due Date As His 39 Year Old Girlfriend Draya Michele
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