Scores 29 in playoff opener Gallinari registered 29 points (9-17 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 9-9 FT), three rebounds, three assists and one block in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 123-108 Game 1 loss to the Rockets.
Impact Gallinari paced the team in scoring, using his size advantage down low and working his way to the line time and again. He had a great deal of success against the Rockets during the regular season, amassing per-game averages of 21.7 points (42.6 FG%, 42.9 3Pt%, 100.0 FT%), 10.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.7 steals in 32.3 minutes through three tilts. Gallinari will look to keep having his way against Houston going forward in this first-round series.
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