Game Recap: Rockets 92, Pacers 89

Trevon Duval and Danuel House scored 20 points each to help the Houston Rockets defeat the Indiana Pacers, 92-89, in the Las Vegas Summer League opener for both teams at Cox Pavilion on Friday.
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After building a solid, eight-point lead in the second quarter, the Pacers let things quickly get out of hand into the second half. Houston went on a quick, 10-0 run to take the lead before halftime and never gave it up. The Rockets’ lead ballooned to as much as 11, and the team never trailed in the second half.

Red Sox: Boston reliever Tyler Thornburg pitched two innings for Double-A Portland on Friday and a clean inning Saturday with Triple-A Pawtucket, perhaps a final hurdle for the right-hander before he returns to the majors following surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last June.

Yankees: Hicks was visited by a trainer after being hit by C.J. Mosley Womens Jersey a pitch on his right foot or ankle in the first inning. He remained in the game. … C Austin Romine was pulled in the seventh inning and sent for a precautionary MRI with left hamstring tightness. Results were negative, and he is day to day.

Kevin Knox totaled 19 points, five rebounds and two steals for the Knicks (1-1). Frank Ntilikina added 17 points and six assists, and Allonzo Trier had 15 points. Mitchell Robinson finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks.

Both teams return to action on Tuesday, with Utah facing the Miami Heat and New York squaring off against the Los Angeles Lakers.

(And, before you start making excuses, there were plenty of future Hall of Famers in the game then: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Gervin, Bill Walton, Rick Barry, Walt Frazier, John Havlicek, Pete Maravich, David Thompson, Wes Unseld, Calvin Murphy, Bob Lanier and more.)

Fans say they want parity. What they really want is to be able to watch great teams like the Warriors with familiar household names: Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. Just as they watched Magic Johnson’s Lakers against Larry Bird’s Celtics, and watched Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Datone Jones Youth Jersey coach Phil Jackson, over and over and over.