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Kevin McHale praises Troy Daniels impact

Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale says that rookie shooting guard Troy Daniels is a "tough kid".

Kevin McHale has praised Troy Daniels after he scored the winning points during the Houston Rockets' overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

The 121-161 victory leaves the Rockets just a game behind their opponents in their first-round playoff series after the rookie shooting guard gave them the lead inside the final 30 seconds of overtime.

The coach told reporters: "He competes. He dives on the floor for balls. He's a tough kid.

"We haven't done anything yet. We've won one game. But it feels a lot better than losing."

Daniels spent time in the NBA's development league earlier this season before making his debut with the Rockets last month.

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