Thursday's NBA summer league opening game held in Las Vegas was billed as an event on national television.

Jabari Smith Jr.- NBA Summer League

Jabari Smith Jr.- Best Rookies

Best rookies in the draft of 2022 -the No. one overall pick Paolo Banchero against the No. 3 Jabari Smith Jr.

Smith stood up to the challenge and showed glimpses of his best throughout the game.

Jabari Smith Jr.- Stood Up the Challenge

Houstan was 5-of-9 shots from 3-point range (55.6 percent) which led to Orlando's win of 91-77 ( box score).

Jabari Smith Jr.- Shots & Rebounds

Smith scored 10 points, seven rebounds, and 3 assists in just 29 minutes with the Rockets (0-1).

Jabari Smith Jr.- Assists in the Game

Smith was a force, and he performed as well as was claimed on defense particularly when switching to Magic.

Jabari Smith Jr.- Performed Well

In addition, Banchero had 17 points as well as 6 assists and four rebounds for Orlando (1-0).

Jabari Smith Jr.- Opponent Stats

Houston was short on the inside and the center, who is projected to start, was not available.

Jabari Smith Jr.- Inside the Center

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