Cunningham vs. Green matchup lives up to hype; Rockets drop Pistons

Rod Beard
The Detroit News

Las Vegas — No. 1 and No. 2. Cade Cunningham and Jalen Green.

It was the marquee matchup on the Summer League schedule, and those games sometimes have a way of not living up to the billing.

Detroit Pistons' Cade Cunningham (2) shoots over Houston Rockets' Jalen Green (0) during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

Tuesday’s matchup was worthy of the top billing, with the top two picks in the draft in the much-anticipated prime-time slot. The Pistons had a hot start, but the Rockets recovered in the second quarter and coasted to a 111-91 victory at Thomas & Mack Center.