Via the Houston Chronicle:
Houston Rockets coach Stephen Silas isn’t one to lose his cool as he guides the NBA’s second-youngest roster. But Silas’s frustration was palpable Wednesday night after Houston’s 108-103 loss to Washington’s Wizards.
The Rockets appeared well on their way to the team’s first winning streak since mid-December as they leapt out to a 55-36 lead late in the second quarter. But as has become all too common this season, Houston couldn’t hang on in the second half. Washington began to cut into the Rockets’ lead at the end of the third quarter, and in the final frame, the Wizards went on a furious 23-4 run to secure a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Such a poor second half performance irked Silas as he spoke to the media postgame.
“Late third quarter we got away from the things that are about winning, about building winning habits, about taking the right shots, about making the right pass,” Silas said. “We’re not a team that can take anything for granted. It’s just disappointing. It’s actually unacceptable.”
The Rockets are 11-37 this season, which is the worst record in the league.
Their leading scorers so far in 2022-23 are Jalen Green at 22.1 PPG, Kevin Porter Jr. at 19.2 PPG, and Alperen Sengun at 15.4 PPG.