Takeaways: Rockets end losing streak in Tari Eason’s career night at San Antonio

The 11-game losing streak for the Rockets is no more after Saturday’s 122-110 win (box score) at San Antonio. In a battle of two young and rebuilding clubs at the bottom of the Western Conference, Houston improved to 14-49, while the Spurs dropped to 16-48.

Rookie forward Tari Eason led a balanced effort for the Rockets with 20 points, which tied his career high. Eason hit 7-of-11 shots (63.6%) on Saturday, 2-of-3 on 3-pointers (66.7%), and he also grabbed 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks over his 31 minutes.

Other Houston players in double-figures included:

  • KJ Martin: 14 points, 13 rebounds; 6-of-12 shooting (50.0%)

  • Jalen Green: 12 points, 4 assists; 6-of-13 shooting (46.2%)

  • Kevin Porter Jr.: 11 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists; 4-of-10 shooting (40.0%), 1-of-4 on 3-pointers (25.0%)

  • Alperen Sengun: 16 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists; 6-of-9 shooting (66.7%), 1-of-2 on 3-pointers (50.0%)

  • Jabari Smith Jr.: 12 points, 2 rebounds; 5-of-7 shooting (71.4%), 1-of-3 on 3-pointers (33.3%)

  • Josh Christopher: 14 points, 4 assists; 6-of-12 shooting (50.0%)

  • Usman Garuba: 11 points, 3 rebounds; 3-of-3 on 3-pointers

The Spurs were led in defeat by Devonte’ Graham, who had 28 points and 4 assists on 7-of-12 shooting from 3-point range (58.3%).

Scroll on for highlights, analysis, and postgame interviews. Next up for both Texas rivals is part two of their weekend back-to-back, with a rematch in Houston set for 6 p.m. Central on Sunday.


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