Patton registered four points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3PT), six rebounds and three blocks in 21 minutes off the bench in Monday's 120-100 loss to the Bulls.
After recently joining Houston on a two-way deal, Patton was immediately thrust into the rotation for a Rockets squad short on center depth. Though his minutes were elevated due to the blowout, Patton churned out an intriguing final line, with his blocks production standing out in particular. The Rockets could soon get DeMarcus Cousins (heel) back from injury, but he's still expected to be on his way out of Houston. Meanwhile, Christian Wood (ankle) appears unlikely to return before the All-Star break, so Patton should have a chance to continue seeing double-digit minutes as a backup center in the short term.