Rockets rookie Daishen Nix scores G League career-high 35 points

  • Rookie guard Daishen Nix, who is on a two-way contract with the Rockets, set his career-high as a professional with 35 points in Thursday game for Houston NBA G League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Nix also played in the developmental league last season with the G League Ignite , where he was teammates with Houston top draft pick, Jalen Green.Nix shot 13-of-24 from the field on Thursday, including 3-of-5 on 3-pointers and 3-of-3 on free throws. The 6-foot-4 guard, who is 19 years old, also had 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals.The Vipers lost Thursday game to the Memphis Hustle, 121-117 , which drops them to 8-2 on the 2021-22 season. However, it worth noting that it was a very close game, and the Vipers were without Houston first-round draft picks Josh Christopher and Usman Garuba who helped Nix lead them to many of the earlier victories. Both of the first-round rookies are now spending time with the parent NBA club.See below for the best plays by Nix from Thursday game . Nix and the Vipers will return to action on Monday night at home versus the Texas Legends, who are the G League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks.

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