HOUSTON — Gerald Green was born and raised in Houston and represents the city to the fullest, from the large block letters that spell out the name of the city on his left forearm to the intricate braids in his hair that form the ‘H’ from the Houston Astros logo.
So the veteran, who joined the Rockets in December, relished his buzzer-beating shot that gave them a win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night a little more than any of the other big shots in his career because it came in his hometown.
“I think what makes it more fun is I’m from here,” said Green, who made his first start of the season. “Never really got a chance to do that in front of my mom and my dad before so I think that was more special to me.”
Green’s shot capped Houston’s rally from a 21-point, second-half deficit to get the 104-103 victory.