Wizards Vs. Rockets: Washington Fades In Second Half, Loses 103-76 To Houston

In Randy Wittman's second game, the Washington Wizards came out and took and eight point lead in the first half. But Houston would quickly take control in the second half, and cruise to a 27-point win.

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Wizards Vs. Rockets Final Score: Washington Fades In Second Half, Falls 103-76 In Houston

It appeared that the Wizards might carry over some momentum from their blow out win over Charlotte on Wednesday, and compete for their first road win of the season in Houston. But after taking a an eight-point lead shortly into the second quarter, the Rockets made sure to quickly erase any hope of a road victory. While Washington was competitive for two plus quarters, Houston took control in the second half and cruised to a 103-76 win.

John Wall led Washington with 17 points, but his evening fizzled in the second half along with the rest of the Wizards. Wall set the pace early, scoring 11 points in the first half and running the break for Randy Wittman's club. But Houston adjusted in the second, and Wall had a quiet final half. Jan Vesely got his first career start and made an immediate impact, scoring five of the Wizards first 11 points. His night, however, would also fade fast as he would not score again.

The Wizards now travel to Charlotte, looking for their first road win against a team that has just as bad a record this season.

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Wizards Vs. Rockets Score Update: Houston Leads Washington 44-41 After First Half

The Washington Wizards are looking for their first road win of the season, and came out energized and ready to play in the first quarter against the Houston Rockets The Wizards led by as many as eight points in the first half, but a Houston second quarter run put them right back in it and gave the Rockets a 44-41 halftime lead. In just his second game as new head coach, Randy Wittman shook up the starting lineup and gave rookie Jan Vesely his first career start. The No. 6 overall pick took advantage of the opportunity, scoring five of Washington's first 11 points. He finished the half with those five points.

Houston went on a 15-4 run in the second quarter to quickly erase the eight-point lead Washington had built after an impressive quarter and half. John Wall had a career-high 38 points against the Rockets a little over a week ago, and he again leads the Wizards with 11 points tonight.

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Wizards Vs. Rockets: Jan Vesely Makes His First Career Start, Matched Up With Luis Scola

It didn't take long for Randy Wittman to shake things up. In just his second game taking over for Flip Saunders, Wittman is starting rookie Jan Vesely. It is Vesely's first career start in the NBA, and will come against a Houston Rockets front line of Samuel Dalembert and Luis Scola.

Via the @WashWizards:

Startling lineup: G-Wall, G-Young, F-Lewis, F-Vesely, C-McGee * 1st career start for Vesely #WizRockets

Vesely has played in the Wizards last 11 games, and is averaging just under 13 minutes per game. The starting nod is a nice promotion for the No. 6 overall pick in last summer's draft. Apparently, Wittman is using him for defensive reasons, according to the Post's Michael Lee:

His best game of the season so far came earlier in January against this same Rockets team, scoring seven points and grabbing six boards.

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Wizards Vs. Rockets Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Washington Wizards are on the road tonight in Houston racing the Rockets, a team that they have already lost to this year. John Wall had his career high with 38 points in that game, can he repeat that performance on Friday?

Here is all the information you need to find the game tonight in whichever medium you prefer.

Game Date/Time: Friday, January 27; 8:00pm ET

Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

TV Schedule
Washington: Comcast SportsNet
Houston: FSN Houston

Radio Schedule
Washington: The Fan 106.7 FM
Houston: Sports Radio 610

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Wizards Vs. Rockets: Washington Looks For Second Straight Win Under Randy Wittman

The Washington Wizards will travel to Houston on Friday night looking for their second straight win under interim head coach Randy Wittman.

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