It looked like the Wizards were less than ten minutes from their first road win of the season. But as far as the Houston Rockets were concerned, they were not going to be the team to give it up.
Washington blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and ultimately lost 100-93 to remain winless away from Verizon Center.
Five Wizards scored in double figures, led by Kirk Hinrich's 19 points. Nick Young had 18 points, John Wall had 13 points, six assists and five rebounds, Rashard Lewis had 12 points and nine rebounds and Josh Howard added 12 points of his own.
For Houston, Kevin Martin led all scorers with 20 points. Aaron Brooks and Shane Battier had 15 points each, Luis Scola had 14 points and Jordan Hill had 13 points.
The Wizards led by one at halftime and held a 82-72 lead.early in the fourth quarter, but the Rockets would outscore them 28-11 the rest of the way to earn the victory. The Rockets hit six three-pointers with three of them coming in the final quarter to close the gap.
Washington will return home to Verizon Center Wednesday looking for their eighth win against the Indiana Pacers.