What is this, a positive development regarding the period 2021-22 Houston Rockets? Christian Wood, who left the Rockets game with Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday for the second quarter and kicked off after a 114-110 win, officially listed as probable for their game against Orlando Magic on Friday. Before injury reports are dismissed, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reports Wood’s ankle sprain is not considered serious and he won’t be out for a while.
Wood’s injury threatens to disrupt Houston’s first competitive momentum of the season. Eight days ago, the Rockets lost 15 straight games and had only one win in their history. Then they upset Chicago Bulls, produced an overtime victory last time Charlotte Hornets and took two games from the Thunder in the house and at the house. Wood had a season-high 33 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and two saves against Charlotte, scoring 13 goals for 19 in 41 minutes. He continued that with a record of 24 points, 21 rebounds, 3 blocks in the first OKC game, but only scored 9 minutes in the second half because of a sprained ankle.
“Last game, I felt like I was back,” Wood told reporters after showing his stats against the Thunder, through Houston ChronicleJonathan Feigen’s. “Tonight, I’m starting to go to the groove I used to play with last year James Harden and it feels good. “
Houston is 5-16 on the season, and it’s 27th in fouls and 26th in net score, per Cleaning The Glass. If it works together, it needs Wood in that trench. At his best, he can be a dominant man, with a mix of picks and 3s and a few things that can’t be fooled.
In related news, defend Houston Kevin Porter Jr was listed as suspicious for Friday’s game against Orlando. He aggravated a thigh injury on Wednesday, and ESPN has reported that he may miss some time. Rookie Jalen Green, who has missed the Rockets’ last three games because of a hamstring injury, remains sidelined.
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