Alperen Sengun posted 21 points and career-best 19 rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Alperen Sengun recorded a strong double-double while the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-105 on Saturday to sweep both games of a home back-to-back. Houston defeated the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.

Player of the Game
Alperen  Sengun
EFF
36
Alperen Sengun
Points 21
Accuracy 10-17
Rebounds 19
Assists 7

The 20-year-old Sengun produced 21 points (10/17 FG, 1/1 FT), career-high 19 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks in a win against OKC.

He joins Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, and Otis Thorpe as the only Rockets players to drop 20+ points, 19+ rebounds, and 3+ steals in a game.

Sengun played a season-high 34.6 minutes, while the Rockets registered their biggest win in the 2022-23 season.

The Turkish center is averaging 14.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists over 15 games this campaign.

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Houston Rockets
Oklahoma City Thunder
52%
45/86
Field goals
39%
38/97
60
Rebounds
48
25
Assists
19
9
Steals
12
25
Turnovers
15
71%
10/14
Free throws
83%
19/23

Best players

Jalen  Green
28 PTS
11/19 FG
0/0 FT
Shai  Gilgeous-Alexander
32 PTS
12/21 FG
7/7 FT
Alperen  Sengun
19 REB
13 DREB
6 OREB
Oklahoma City Thunder
Few players
5 REB
Jalen  Green
9 As
4 TO
34 MIN
Jalen  Williams
4 As
3 TO
29 MIN
Alperen  Sengun
36 EFF
63% 2P%
0% 3P%
Shai  Gilgeous-Alexander
27 EFF
61% 2P%
33% 3P%