John Wall had 31 points in his return to the Houston Rockets from injury as he leads his side to a victory against Dallas Mavericks, ending 5-match losing streak. Wall had missed the previous 4-games due to an injury in his right knee. Christian Wood scored an impressive double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Talking about the Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis had 23 points and 12 rebounds in his return after missing Monday’s game with a sprained right wrist for the away team, whose five-game winning streak ended. Luk, whose five-game winning streak ended. Luka Doncic added 23 points on 9-of-26 shooting, including 1 of 9 on 3-pointers.
John Wall leads Houston Rockets against Dallas Mavericks
Houston led by 11 after three quarters, but the Mavericks used a 12-5 run, with seven points from Tim Hardaway Jr., to get within 80-76 with about eight minutes remaining.
A three-point play from Kelly Olynyk gave the Rockets an 89-84 advantage. But the Mavericks scored the next five points, highlighted by another 3 from Finney-Smith, to tie it about a minute later.
The game was the last of the season between the in-state rivals. It was rescheduled from February 19 because of utility problems after a rare Texas winter storm. Houston won the season series 2-1.
The game was tied with about two minutes left before the Rockets scored the next seven points to take a 96-89 lead with a minute to go. John Wall got things going in that stretch with a layup and a three-point play. Kevin Porter Jr. capped the run when he blocked a shot by Dorian Finney-Smith and finished on the other end with a two-handed dunk.