Rockets fall despite Şengün's career high in clash with Clippers

In a thrilling NBA showdown, the Houston Rockets were edged out by the Los Angeles Clippers, 122-116, despite Alperen Şengün's historic triple-double performance. Şengün's monumental effort of 23 points, 19 rebounds, and 14 assists marked a career milestone but fell short of securing a victory for the Rockets.

Publication: 07.03.2024 - 11:15
Rockets fall despite Şengün's career high in clash with Clippers
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The game was one of eight in the NBA's latest round of matches. Despite strong support from Jabari Smith with 19 points, Cam Whitmore with 17 points, Fred VanVleet contributing 15 points and 8 assists, and Jalen Green also scoring 15 points, the Rockets could not overcome the Clippers.

For the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard led the charge with 28 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds. Paul George added 21 points and 7 rebounds, James Harden matched George's 21 points while distributing 7 assists, and Terance Mann chipped in with 15 points to clinch the win.

Jazz Fall to Bulls in a Close Encounter

The Utah Jazz, featuring Turkish international Ömer Faruk Yurtseven, narrowly lost to the Chicago Bulls 119-117 at home. Yurtseven, who played 16 minutes, finished with a commendable line of 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 blocks. John Collins led the Jazz with 25 points and 13 rebounds, followed by Collin Sexton's 24 points and 7 assists. Jordan Clarkson and Brice Sensabaugh each contributed 15 points.

The Bulls were propelled to victory by DeMar DeRozan's standout performance of 29 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds. Coby White added 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists, with Nikola Vucevic rounding off the effort with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

NBA Round-Up: Key Results

Washington Wizards fell to Orlando Magic, 109-119.

Atlanta Hawks overcame the Cleveland Cavaliers, 112-101.

Philadelphia 76ers were bested by the Memphis Grizzlies, 109-115.

Portland Trail Blazers lost to Oklahoma City Thunder, 120-128.

Golden State Warriors dominated the Milwaukee Bucks, 125-90.

The Los Angeles Lakers were defeated by the Sacramento Kings, 120-130.

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