Rockets take down Raptors to halt 20-game skid


Mar 22, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard John Wall (1) hugs head coach Stephen Silas after breaking their 20-game dropping streak with a 117-99 victory over the Toronto Raptors at Toyota Middle. Necessary Credit score: Bob Levey /POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports activities

John Wall produced a triple-double because the Houston Rockets snapped their franchise-record 20-game dropping streak with a 117-99 victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors on Monday.

Christian Wooden, held scoreless after selecting up three fouls within the first half, scored 19 factors, all within the second half, and was the linchpin of the Rockets’ run to a double-digit lead within the third quarter

He scored 12 factors within the interval, and his floater on the 3:08 mark lifted Houston to an 86-73 lead. As with every thing throughout their skid, issues shortly grew tough for the Rockets.

Toronto closed the third with a 13-2 run that included two Fred VanVleet 3-pointers and a Chris Boucher three-point play. The Raptors closed to inside 88-87 on a free throw early within the fourth however Houston didn’t fold, following a Jae’Sean Tate 3 and continued scoring from Wooden to victory.

Wall completed with 19 factors, 11 rebounds and 10 assists whereas Tate added 22 factors, six boards and 5 assists. Sterling Brown added 20 factors and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who have been with out Victor Oladipo, Kevin Porter Jr., Eric Gordon and David Nwaba.

VanVleet led the Raptors with 27 factors. Pascal Siakam added a double-double of 21 factors and 10 rebounds whereas Norman Powell scored 19 factors and Kyle Lowry 17. Toronto dropped its ninth consecutive sport.

Brown buoyed the Houston offense within the first quarter, scoring 13 factors on 5-of-5 capturing, together with three 3-pointers. However Toronto mustered a response with an 8-0 run keyed by two Paul Watson 3s and grabbed a 28-21 lead that the Rockets whittled to at least one level by the shut of the body.

Momentum swung like a pendulum within the second, with the Raptors taking a 49-46 lead with one other 8-0 run just for the Rockets to match with an 8-0 run that moved them forward 54-49. The ultimate minute of the half produced end-to-end motion, with Wall scoring twice earlier than Siakam transformed a three-point play previous to Danuel Home Jr. hitting a 51-foot, buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

Houston led 65-60 on the intermission partially by parlaying 10 Toronto turnovers into 17 factors.

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