The second-year guard Jalen Green put on a stunning performance

in the first quarter with 14 points on 5-for-8 shooting (62.5%), giving the home crowd a glimpse of their own team's future.

In the end, the 20-year-old scored 33 points, which was a team high.

Green attacked the paint aggressively, and when Memphis positioned several players in the lane to block him,

he displayed his improved 3-point shooting by making 4-of-5 attempts on the night (80.0%). Eight times as a rookie

including seven times in the final 17 games, the 2021–22 NBA All–Rookie First Team selection reached 30 points or more.

Stephen Silas, head coach of the Rockets, praised Jaleen. He was excellent. He was productive, going 13 for 21. (shooting). He needs to be here, please.

Green elaborated that he embraces the challenge of working to elevate his own game to where 2021–22 All–NBA Second

Team guard currently is during his postgame press conference while also giving credit to Morant and the effort he put in to get his team the win.

Taylor Jenkins, the head coach of Memphis, stated that he thinks Green has a chance to be compared to his own star guard.