WATCH: NBA Player Gets Kicked in the Face in Bizarre Scenes From Rockets vs Mavericks

Published 11/16/2022, 11:47 PM EST
Nov 16, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. (3) and forward Kenyon Martin Jr. (6) defend against Dallas Mavericks center Christian Wood (35) during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

A short clip from the Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks game recently went viral. The video showed a bizarre moment from the game on November 16, 2022. Mavs star Dwight Powell got hit by Rockets player KJ Martin in an unfortunate incident during the game. While it is unknown if the act was intentional, it sure did seem like it hurt.

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The Houston Rockets faced the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Mavs have been doing pretty well this season. As of now, they are going smoothly with an 8-6 record. On the other hand, the Rockets have been struggling with a 3-12 record this season. On Wednesday night, fans gathered to watch their favorite teams against each other on the court.

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As the Rockets’ KJ Martin goes on to make a successful shot, his knee simultaneously hits the side of Dwight Powell’s face.

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In the background, the commentator could be heard saying, “Oh yeah, that’s aggressive. That’s a hostile act man!”

Martin’s intentions behind the act are not known for now.

Houston Rockets stars show visible improvements

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Houston Rockets star Jalen Green has been doing surprisingly well in the past few games. Despite the team’s continuous poor form, fans saw some of Green’s best performances on the court. The Rockets’ guard has been averaging above 20 points in the past few games. Moreover, fans could also see significant improvements in his passing skill. While the team is evidently struggling to keep a good record, Green’s skills have probably managed to impress Rockets fans.

Nov 16, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green (4) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks guard Facundo Campazzo (2) and center Christian Wood (35) during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

On the other hand, Usman Garuba too did fairly well in the Rockets’ previous game against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 14. Garuba averaged 5 points with 4 rebounds and 2 assists. While the Rockets lost to the Clippers by 106-122, Garuba blocked three shots, making it his career-high performance. Given his progress, it would be safe to say that Garuba will probably be able to shoot more volume in the near future.

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Siyari Debbarma

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Siyari Debbarma is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering from Abascus Institute of Engineering and Management. She previously interned at the Y-East Organization as a content writer.

Edited By: Veer Badani

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