Former point guard Scott Machado looked to leave a lasting impression on the Houston Rockets coaching staff, as he saved his most impressive scoring game for their last Summer League game.
In Houston’s 96-88 win Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls, Machado scored a Summer League-best: 20 points. While Machado shot 6-14 from the field, he did get to the line 10 times, hitting seven of his free-throw attempts.
Machado not only led the Rockets in scoring in the win, but also recorded game highs with six assists and four steals. It was Machado’s second straight start to end the Summer League, and his 33:47 were the most he played in any of the Rockets five games. He also pulled down two rebounds, both offensive.
The Rockets point guard position got a little deeper this week when the New York Knicks declined to match the offer sheet for Jeremy Lin, sending Lin to the Rockets. So while Houston went into the Summer League without a clear starting point guard, that has been cleared up and possibly makes less room for the Rockets to carry another point guard into the season.
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