Dillon Brooks Delivers Clutch Performance to Lead Houston Rockets to Victory Over Memphis Grizzlies

Dillon Brooks had a great game against the former hosts, the Memphis Grizzlies, contributing 26 points, including a key three-pointer late in the game to help the Rockets win 103-96. Before the game, Brooks also received a tribute video from the Grizzlies, which motivated him even more.

In a thrilling showdown at the FedExForum, Dillon Brooks made an emphatic return to the court, leading the Houston Rockets to a hard-fought 103-96 victory over his former team, the Memphis Grizzlies. Brooks, who was traded to the Rockets in the offseason, poured in a game-high 26 points, including a crucial three-pointer with 39.4 seconds remaining in the game, to lift the Rockets to victory.

The Grizzlies led for most of the game, but the Rockets refused to give up. With the game tied at 94 with 43.8 seconds left, Brooks received the ball from Fred VanVleet and launched a three-pointer from beyond the arc. The shot swished through the net, giving the Rockets a two-point lead.

The Grizzlies had a chance to tie the game, but Ja Morant's three-pointer missed. Brooks then stole the ball from Morant and was fouled. He made both free throws, giving the Rockets a four-point lead with 10.8 seconds left.

Memphis was unable to score again, and the Rockets held on for a 17-point comeback victory.

Brooks was the star of the game, but he was not alone. Fred VanVleet added 16 points, eight assists, five rebounds, and four steals, while Alperen Sengun chipped in with 15 points.

Right before tip-off, Dillon Brooks was given a tribute video by the Grizzlies organization. Brooks was surprised and appreciative of the gesture.

"It was a great tribute," Brooks said. "I felt at home, but you know, I still felt a little boos and stuff like that. It just powered me to get through and be better."

The Houston Rockets improved their record to 13-9 and extended their winning streak to five games. They will next face the Milwaukee Bucks on December 17 at the Fiserv Forum.


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