The Houston Rockets have not had the best of seasons this year. Lack of discipline and concentration from the players has resulted in the team languishing near the bottom of the standings. However, John Wall’s return and last night’s victory against the Dallas Mavericks would have instilled a renewed confidence in the squad.
Veteran John Wall returned from his injury and to good effect as he led his side to a comprehensive win. After missing four games, he was raring to go. Wall set an example for his younger teammates and they followed suit, as they never let the Mavs get back in the game.
In the post-game interview, the 30-year-old talked about how good it felt to return to the court and also get back to winning ways. He said, “We’re a team that has gone through a lot of adversity like a lot of teams this year. However, we respect our coach and the guys in the locker room respect each other. We know we are a good team. We just had been dealt with a couple of injuries early on.”
He continued, “There is one thing about us, we never quit fighting. I love the guys I play with. I mean, we went on a 20-game losing streak but none of us blamed each other. We just try to fight through and stick as a family. I’ve been banged up with a couple of injuries but whenever I can be out here and compete with my guys, that’s what I wanna do.“
John Wall and team get the job done for the Rockets
Despite a late charge from the Dallas Mavericks, the Rockets held their own and scored at crucial junctures. They minimized the threat of Porzingis and Doncic with a solid defensive effort.
John Wall was the star of the show as he went on to score 31 points in this game. He also had seven assists and three rebounds to make it a well-rounded effort. Apart from him, Chris Wood contributed heavily to the victory. He finished with 22 points to his name and also added 10 rebounds for his side.
The Houston Rockets are 14th in the Western Conference standings. At the moment, they are well and truly out of the playoff contention for the season. However, they would like to cause a few upsets and perform well for the rest of the games in order to take the next season by the scruff of its neck.
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