Rockets vs. Wizards: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Houston Rockets (10-28) play against the Washington Wizards (18-18) at Capital One Arena

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Wednesday January 5, 2022

Houston Rockets 0, Washington Wizards 0 (7:00 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
The previous time I was in this arena, the Rockets and Wizards combined for 317 points. Expect a high-scoring game tonight, but I’ll to out on a limb and predict fewer than 317. – 6:59 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
From earlier: Christian Wood’s talent is undeniable, but it’s time for him to grow up if wants to be the star he believes he is:…6:59 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
How many are these two combining for tonight?
@Bradley Beal x @Kyle Kuzma PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets starters vs Wizards: Gordon, Green, Tate, Porter Jr., Wood – 6:37 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Rockets starters
Kevin Porter Jr
Jalen Green
Eric Gordon
Jae’Sean Tate
Christian Wood – 6:36 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Gordon, Green, Tate, Wood and Porter Jr. to start for the #Rockets in Washington. – 6:34 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Rockets starters:
Porter Jr.
Wood – 6:34 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards host the Rockets tonight. Bradley Beal vs. Jalen Green should be fun. 7 pm on @NBCSWashington.
Here are my 3 keys to the game (plus a nice shot by Deni Avdija) with help from special guest @Andrew_Gillis70: PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets starters: Tate, Gordon, Wood, Green, Porter Jr.
Wizards: Kuzma, Avdija, Gafford, Caldwell-Pope, Beal. – 6:33 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Stepping into the office 💼
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
the weather isn’t the only thing that’s cold in Washington, D.C. 🥶
@MichelobULTRA | #ULTRADrip PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
PJ Washington & Scottie Lewis (return from H&S Protocols) are available.
Vernon Carey Jr. (H&S Protocols) is out.
#AllFly | @NovantHealth PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Wizards availability update before they host Houston tn:
– Neto will return tonight, on a loose min restriction, ~30
– Holiday, Dinwiddie and Hachimura cleared protocols. Unseld is hopeful Holiday and Dinwiddie will be available on this weekend’s road trip. – 6:00 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
About that time!
📍 @CapitalOneArena
🎙 @Team980
📺 @NBCSWashington
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne6:00 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Two officials again tonight for the Thunder. Third time that’s happened in the last week.
Tom Washington is in health and safety protocols. Ed Malloy and Brent Haskill will officiate. – 5:50 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Stephen Silas was asked if Christian Wood has done enough to be the All-Star that he considers himself to be. There was a long pause. “That’s a good question.”
Silas said he believes All Stars are based on their consistency and he believes Wood can get there. – 5:43 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Some flex scheduling: NBA TV now televising the Warriors-Cavs game on Sunday instead of the Timberwolves-Rockets game – 5:39 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Thomas Bryant (knee rehab) is probably one or two weeks away from being available to play, Wes Unseld Jr. said. – 5:33 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
NBA TV has picked up the Cavaliers-Warriors game on Sunday, when Klay Thompson could make his return. The Wolves-Rockets game will no longer be televised. – 5:32 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wes Unseld Jr. said Thomas Bryant is expected to return in a week or two from his rehab from ACL surgery. Rui Hachimura will travel on the road trip. Both will be back soon. – 5:28 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Raul Neto will return tonight but will not start. He is on a loose minutes restriction (~30), per Wes Unseld Jr. – 5:24 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Rui Hachimura, Spencer Dinwiddie and Aaron Holiday have all been cleared from health and safety protocol, clearing the way for all of them to play soon, but not tonight. – 5:22 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Raul Neto is back tonight vs. Rockets. Holiday, Dinwiddie, Hachimura are also out of the protocol, but only Neto will play tonight. – 5:21 PM
Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
INJURY UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets forward PJ Washington and guard Scottie Lewis (return from H&S protocols) listed as questionable, have been upgraded and are available tonight vs DET. #AllFly5:16 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
#Rockets coverage begins TONIGHT at 5:00PM on @ATTSportsNetSW. 🚀 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Kuz has been clutch all season!
#DCAboveAll | @Kyle Kuzma PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
🔊 Volume UP for these incredible calls!
We’ll be honoring legendary Rockets announcer Bill Worrell this Friday, January 7th!
🎟 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
We recently visited Waltrip High School students for a conversation about financial wellness with @HoustonFCU and Rockets legend, Mo Taylor!
If you want to check your own financial wellness, you can learn more by visiting PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma have been on a hot streak!
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Keep an eye on these two explosive scorers tonight!
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
PJ Washington is back and ready to help the #Hornets against Detroit tonight. While he was out, he noticed something.
“I don’t feel like we have the right mentality right now,” he said, “and that’s why we’ve been losing.”
More from PJ here:…3:28 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Finishing up this road trip in Washington! 🚀
⏰ 6:00 PM Tip-Off
📺 @ATTSportsNetSW
📻 @SportsTalk790 / En Español KLAT 1010AM PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Over the last three games, our 78.1 defensive rebounding percentage ranks second in the NBA.
#DCAboveAll | @DXCTechnology PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
On this week’s episode, @Chris Miller talks with @CapitalCityGoGo head coach Mike Williams about his journey, Go-Go players contributing in the NBA and more!
#DCAboveAll | @AlibabaGroup2:30 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Christian Wood’s talent is undeniable, but it’s time for him to grow up if wants to be the star he believes he is…2:29 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Former Rockets forward Danuel House Jr. to sign with Jazz PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards have 4 of their next 5 games (vs HOU, at ORL, vs OKC vs ORL) against bottom 5 teams in the NBA. Have to take care of business and go minimum 4-1 over the next week to get to at least 23-19 before tougher opponents follow. – 2:12 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
comin’ at ya with another #WallpaperWednesday 🔥
also, get your All Star votes in! ⬇
⭐ RT to vote @Alperen Sengun for #NBAAllStar ⭐ PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
I’ve got a pair of lower bowl #Rockets tickets to give away for Monday’s game against Joel Embiid and the Sixers. If you’re in Houston and can go, retweet and follow for a chance to win them and I’ll pick a winner by Friday at 2pm CT. PM

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