The joy was far from full in Houston after defeating Memphis. The Texas franchise had a great game led by John Wall’s 22 points and 8 assists. However, they suffered a severe setback midway through the third quarter when they saw Christian Wood’s injury to his right ankle.
Winning at that time by 21 points (49-70), the Rockets’ inside player led a counterattack and also tried to finish it. In his penetration he stepped on Ja Morant and suffered a nasty sprain in his right ankle. Between gestures of pain he ended up getting up from the parquet and was helped by his teammates to leave the field. He wanted to return to take the free throws, but finally he couldn’t and ended up leaving the pavilion in a wheelchair.
Coincidentally, Wood already injured the same joint weeks ago, leaving the franchise in fear that he may be away from the court for an extended period of time. More will be known about this (sick leave time) once he undergoes an MRI, a test that will take place tomorrow. “I don’t know how bad it is. He didn’t look too good. It was unfortunate, ”says Stephen Silas, Houston’s head coach.
In the 20 minutes that he was on the court, Wood contributed 17 points and 7 rebounds. The center, who signed for three years and $ 41 million in December, is averaging 22 points and 10.2 rebounds to be key in the resurgence of a Rockets who have won seven of their last eight games to reach a positive record (11 -10).
Returning to the game, the Texas team won comfortably after achieving an income that hovered and exceeded 20 points throughout the second half. Memphis’ leading scorer was Desmond Bane with 16 points while Ja Morant stayed at 15.
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