It was described by many as the most bizarre NBA basketball game they had ever experienced. Unfortunately for the Washington Wizards, more than weather proved a hurdle in what amounted to a 114-107 loss to the Houston Rockets Saturday night.
On two separate occasions the Verizon Center roof sprung a leak, prompting embarrassing delays to a game already on-track to prove bizarre. All told, weather resulted in 57 minutes of game stoppage.
Despite this, the Wizards astonishingly overcame a 25-point third quarter deficit on an unbelievable opening drive in the fourth quarter led by unlikely hero Kevin Seraphin.
In six and a half minutes, Seraphin had added 10 points to the drive and the Wizards had jumped in front 102-97.
But, as has too often been the case, Washington ran out of gas. In fact, four and a half minutes passed before the Wizards made their next basket, but the Rockets no doubt took advantage of Washington’s failure to find the basket.
In that time-frame, James Harden recorded eight points for the Rockets and Terrence Jones added a bank shot to give Houston a 107-102 lead with just 51 seconds remaining. [Read more...]