Rockets beat Wizards 159-158 in breathtaking game
The fans enjoyed seeing 317 points scored in the nail-biting game at the Capital One Arena as they also witnessed a wave of new NBA records for both teams.
The Wizards set the record for the most points scored in an NBA regulation defeat with 158 points while the Rockets broke a franchise record for the highest points in a single game with 159 points.
The 2018 MVP James Harden was on fire over Wizards with 59 points and 9 assists.
Following his impressive performance, he scored at least 50 points for the 19th time in his career.
The Rockets' another star Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double with 17 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds while Clint Capela performed a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds.
On the losing side, Bradley Beal's 46 points and eight assists were not enough for a victory for the Wizards.
Other results in the NBA:
Orlando Magic - New York Knicks: 95-83
Philadelphia 76ers - Minnesota Timberwolves: 117-95
Cleveland Cavaliers - Chicago Bulls: 117-111
Toronto Raptors - Detroit Pistons: 125-113
Boston Celtics - Milwaukee Bucks: 116-105
Brooklyn Nets - Indiana Pacers: 108-118
Washington Wizards - Houston Rockets: 158-159
Oklahoma City Thunder - Portland Trail Blazers: 99-102
Utah Jazz - Los Angeles Clippers: 110-96
Sacramento Kings - Charlotte Hornets: 111-118
Golden State Warriors - Phoenix Suns: 110-121