NBA: Jalen Green, Rockets soar past Thunder

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Jalen Green #4 of the Houston Rockets looks on after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center on November 26, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images/AFP

Jalen Green scored a team-high 28 points, Alperen Sengun and Jabari Smith Jr. recorded double-doubles and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-105 on Saturday to sweep both games of a home back-to-back.

After rallying from a 16-point deficit in the second half to defeat the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, the Rockets seized control with an 18-2 second-quarter run in cruising past the Thunder. Houston led by as many as 27 points.

Oklahoma City was coming off a home win over the Chicago Bulls in overtime at home on Friday.

Green shot 11 for 19 while adding a team-best nine assists. His dynamic play started early and continued throughout, particularly in the second period, when Houston shot 16…

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