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Recap

One of the strangest NBA games you'll ever see came to a close with the Rockets ultimately on top of the Wizards, 114-107. The game featured almost an hour of delays due to a leaky roof and a huge comeback that ultimately fell short by the Wizards. Washington was down by as many as 25 before coming all the way back to take the lead in the fourth quarter. The Wizards led by as many as five before the Rockets closed on a 17-5 run to get the win. Trevor Ariza and John Wall both had double-doubles, with Wall going for 23 points and 10 assists and Ariza having 23 points and 14 boards. Kevin Seraphin provided a big spark off the bench and had a season high 18 points. The Rockets had five in double figures led by Harden with 25, Howard with 23 and Jones with 19 points and 17 boards.

Key Moment

The Wizard went on a serious run to get back in this one, but after they grabbed a five point lead with 5:26 to go, they would go ice cold and not score another field goal in the game, as the Rockets closed on a 17-5 run. The biggest single moment in the game was when the Wizards were down by two with just under two minutes to go. The Wizards looked like they were going to force a shot clock violation, but Harden hit a circus jumper and drew the foul to put the Rockets up five.

Player of the Game

Terrence Jones quietly dominated this game, scoring 19 points on 7/14 shooting to go along with absolutely controlling the boards to the tune of 17 rebounds.

Key Number

57. The number of minutes in total delays due to the leaky roof at the Verizon Center.

Unsung Hero

Kevin Seraphin came into this game in the second half and controlled it for stretches, finishing with a season high 18 points on 8/13 shooting. He added five boards including three on the offensive end.

By: Jacob Raim



Field Goal %: 42.1%
3 Point %: 26.3%
Assists: 24
Rebounds: 47
Opponents Field Goal %: 52.1%


Points: Ariza and Wall - 23
Rebounds: Trevor Ariza - 14
Assists: John Wall - 10
Blocks: 3 Tied - 1
Steals: Trevor Ariza - 5