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Recap - Rockets Defeat Washington 135-119

Houston got 37 points from Jalen Green en route to a 135-119 victory over Washington on Thursday at Toyota Center.

Bettors who backed the Rockets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -9.0 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 229.0.

Fred VanVleet had 27 points for Houston and Amen Thompson chipped in with 20 points. Fred VanVleet had 9 assists for the Rockets, while Amen Thompson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Washington got 25 points from Jordan Poole in a losing cause and another 24 points from Deni Avdija. Tyus Jones contributed 8 assists for the Wizards, while Deni Avdija had 9 rebounds.

The Rockets hit the break winning 75-56 before taking care of business in the second half.

Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 46-32.

Next game, Houston takes its act home to face Cleveland looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face Chicago.