Alperen Sengun Cleared to Play Against Warriors

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 10: Alperen Sengun #28 of the Houston Rockets shoots the ball during warm-up prior to the preseason game against the Indiana Pacers at Toyota Center on October 10, 2023 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images)

8:16 PM : Sengun is available and will play vs Warriors.


6:25 PM : Alperen Sengun (back) has been upgraded to game-time decision Monday vs Golden State Warriors.


5:26 PM : The Golden State Warriors are set to face the Houston Rockets at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Monday evening, and the Rockets might have to navigate the game without one of their key players, as Sengun (questionable) appears on the injury report.

Sengun’s inclusion in the injury report came late, following his 31-minute performance in Sunday’s defeat against the Lakers. If he’s unable to participate on Monday, Jock Landale would step into a more significant role in the Rockets’ rotation.

This potential absence could also elevate the impact of Jabari Smith Jr., who might see increased playing time.

Having an impressive start to the season, Sengun boasts averages of 20.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game, shooting at an efficient 59.1% from the field across 11 games.

The Rockets, currently standing at 6-5 in their initial 11 games, hold the seventh seed in the Western Conference.

Amid a two-game losing streak, the Rockets recently suffered a narrow 105-104 defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. During that game, Sengun showcased his prowess with 23 points, ten rebounds, five assists, and one block in 31 minutes, shooting 11/16 from the field and 1/2 from beyond the three-point line.

In the event of Sengun being sidelined for tonight’s game, the next opportunity for him to hit the court would be against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday in Texas.

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