On a minutes restriction because of a sore knee, Houston's John Wall had to wait until the seven-minute mark of the fourth quarter to re-enter Tuesday night's game against his former team. When he finally checked in, it didn't take long for him to put a punctuation mark on a solid performance by the Rockets. Wall scored 24 points to help Houston to a 107-88 victory over Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards.
The Washington Wizards and the New Orleans Pelicans have both had recent disruptions due to COVID-19 protocols. Now they're focused on winning some games as they prepare to meet Wednesday night in New Orleans. The Pelicans finished a 1-5 road trip last week before the opener of a six-game homestand was postponed Monday.