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Houston Rockets Game 50 of 2015-16 Season vs Wizards

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Jan 30, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) drives the ball to the basket as Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) defends during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center. The Wizards won 123-122. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 30, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) drives the ball to the basket as Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) defends during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center. The Wizards won 123-122. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Houston Rockets Game 50 of 2015-16  found H-Town attempting to sweep the season series versus the Washington Wizards.

Continuing SCS series of all 82 games from last season next up is the Houston Rockets Game 50 of 2015-16 versus the Washington Wizards.

Jan 30, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Wizards guard Gary Neal (14) congratulates guard John Wall (2) and guard Ramon Sessions (7) after a play during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. The Wizards won 123-122. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets added draft picks and signed free agents to improve upon an especially mediocre 41-41 campaign. Big man Dwight Howard left for Atlanta while free agents Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Nene Hilario and Pablo Prigioni joined Houston in free agency.

Hopes are these additions and the growth of existing assets will translate into a season similar to 2014-15. While fans wait for opening night on October 26th versus the Lakers hopefully this series will appease your cravings.

To that end, this series showcases the Rockets 82 games noting the pregame analysis, post game grades, and relevant video. Furthermore, SCS will highlight significant changes made by their opponents this summer. So, here it is – – enjoy all 82 posts as SCS takes you back over the 2015-16 season.

Game 50 – Washington Wizards

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Pregame Analysis:

The full preview of the Houston Rockets game 50 featuring the Washington  Wizards can be viewed via this link.

Last time out the Wizards were coming off a game the night prior, tonight the shoe is on the other foot as the Houston Rockets are the team on the second night of a back to back.

And while the Wizards aren’t exactly the same imposing competition as a Spurs or Thunder team they arrive following a ‘players only’ meeting vowing to get their season back on track.

The Wizards squad and John Wall may not have been playing very well through the first half of the season, but periodically pull out convincing wins.  The question is which team will arrive on the court tonight?

Post Game Analysis:

Following two consecutive losses to the West’s elite (Spurs, Thunder), the Houston Rockets lost their third game in a row, this time to the Washington Wizards on their home floor.

Ultimately appearing in their fifth game in seven nights, the Rockets were a step or two slower on both ends on the floor. Houston’s defense allowed the Wizards to score a season high 123 points in the loss.

Although they dug deep to find the extra motivation to close out the game, the Rockets failed to make any stops late the fourth. With the lost, the Rockets fall back to .500 on the season.

Andre Cantalogo’s full write-up can be viewed via this link.

Stat Leaders:

Houston Rockets game 50 resulted in the second consecutive night Dwight Howard was ejected. Harden did his best to keep the Rockets in the game falling just one point short of doing so: 40 points, 11 assists, 7 rebounds, 4 steals. Meanwhile John Wall put on another show versus Houston  with 19 points, 13 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks.

NBA.com box score can be reviewed via this link.

Rockets Games vs Wizards in 2016-17

  • November 7th in Washington at Verizon Center
  • January 2nd at home

Draft Picks and Free Agents

Draft Picks:

No draft picks

Incoming Free Agents/trade:

Andrew Nicholson

4-year, $26M, leaves Magic

More from Space City Scoop

  • Ian Mahinmi 4-years, $64M exits Pacers
  • Tomas Satoransky 3-years, $9M
  • Trey Burke (trade from Jazz)
  • Jason Smith 3-year, $16M deal.
  • Danuel House and Sheldon McCLellan signed to training camp contracts
  • Exiting Free Agents/traded: 

    Re-upping:

    Unresolved:

    • JJ Hickson
    • Gary Neal

    More Free Agent News

    Next: Updated Free Agency Report

    Next: Free Agency Profiles for all 30 Teams

    Due to the large Houston Rockets fan base, SCS is always looking to add new talent to our writing team. To that end, we’re looking for individuals with a specialized focus.  Specifically, the first area  is perfect for someone who constantly surfs for breaking news on injuries, trades, insider info. Consequently this individual would select top news items providing timely quick hits to keep SCS readers in the loop.

    The other writer would possess an especially strong social media background and would like to interact with Clutch City Fans. Therefore this person will promote SCS team content on facebook and twitter. As a result the successful candidate will  make sure to promote the best content coming from H-Town fans. In conclusion, if you’re a budding writer who possesses these qualities vist the SCS link, and fill out an application.

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