The Wizards were burned for 31 points by James Harden on Wednesday as the Rockets picked up a 99-93 win at Toyota Center.
The Rockets won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 10.5-point spread. UNDER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an UNDER play.
Houston got 18 points from Chandler Parsons and another 13 points from Patrick Patterson. Jeremy Lin contributed 6 assists, while Omer Asik cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.
The Wizards got a 20-point performance from Bradley Beal, who was supported by 19 points from Emeka Okafor. Bradley Beal had 6 assists in a losing cause for Washington, while Nene Hilario grabbed 9 rebounds.
The Rockets hit the break leading 45-42 before taking care of business in the second half.
Houston had a 47-46 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Celtics. The Wizards will aim to get back on the winning track vs Los Angeles.