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Jalen Green scores 30, Houston loses to Boston

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Jalen Green was scorching from outside but was not enough as Houston Rockets suffered a 107-97 defeat to Boston Celtics in the 2021-2022 NBA Season on Sunday at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

The Filipino-American guard drilled five early triples as the Rockets gained an early edge over the Celtics but the latter bounced back to take the lead at the half.

It was all Celtics since then as they led by as much as 19 points before Green came up with late conversions to make it a respectable score for the Rockets.

Green finished the match with career-high 30 points, including eight three-point conversions, to go with four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal for the Rockets, which dropped to 1-2.

Jayson Tatum led the way with 31 points and nine rebounds, while Dennis Schroder and Grant Williams added 18 points each as the Celtics notched its first win in three games.