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Rockets trounce Hornets behind Jalen Green’s 36 points

In a commanding performance, the Houston Rockets (21-23) trounce the Charlotte Hornets (10-33) 138-104, fueled by Jalen Green’s outstanding 36-point game.

Rookie Cam Whitmore scored career-high 24 points and 11 rebounds, contributing significantly to the Rockets’ impressive victory over the struggling Hornets.

Fred VanVleet and Amen Thompson provided valuable support, adding 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Despite Charlotte’s Miles Bridges’ 21-point effort, the Hornets were unable to contain the Rockets’ explosive offensive display.

In a pivotal third quarter, the Rockets capitalized on the absence of key Hornets players LaMelo Ball and Brandon Miller, who spent considerable time on the bench due to foul trouble.

The Hornets, grappling with the absence of traded leading scorer Terry Rozier, received Kyle Lowry in return. However, with no plans to bring Lowry to Charlotte before the trade deadline, a potential buyout looms if they can’t trade him, as confirmed by general manager Mitch Kupchak.

Game Recap: Rockets 138, Hornets 104
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