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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