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Magical Pixels, Wizards vs. Rockets: Crazy near-comeback outdone by...rain delays??

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An NBA game was delayed by rain. Like, from clouds.

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It's hard to decide which was the crazier part of the Washington Wizards 114-107 loss Saturday against the Houston Rockets, the 49-19 run that propelled the Wiz from a 25-point third-quarter deficit to a five-point fourth-quarter lead, or the Verizon Center roof leak that twice delayed the game for a cumulative 57 minutes.

Wait, who are we kidding? Pretty sure "NBA team makes crazy run to erase giant deficit" is something we see just about every week. On the other hand, "NBA game delayed by...RAIN??" That's a bit more rare, and the fact that it occurred in #SoWizards fashion only makes it better.

But man, that run was still pretty nuts. The Wizards were down 25 points with a little more than eight minutes to go in the third quarter. But Washington, led by by none other than (wait for it...) Kevin Serapin (!!!), went on a 49-19 run over the next 15 minutes, and had a five point lead with less than six minutes to play in the game.

Alas, the tank went empty after that, and the Rockets pulled back ahead and went on to win. On the one hand, the Wizards looked pretty bad on the way to being down 25 points. On the other, they looked pretty amazing in coming all the way back. On the third hand, they still lost, and #NoExcuses?

Whatever. That was some entertainment.

KEY LINKS

Road team recaps: BF StoryStream | Washington Post (gamersidebar) | APCSN WashingtonWiz of AwesDistrict Sports PageTed's TakeWizards.comMonumental NetworkDaily Wizdom

Home team recaps: Houston ChronicleSpace City Scoop

Game highlights

Postgame interviews: Randy WittmanJohn WallBradley BealTrevor ArizaJames HardenDwight Howard

KEY STATS

57 - Combined minutes Wiz-Rockets was delayed by two Verizon Center roof leaks.

8 - Houston's made-free throw advantage against the Wizards. The Rockets won by seven. Relevant?

-26 - Bradley Beal's plus/minus against the Rockets, worst on the team.

TWEETS OF THE NIGHT

VIDEO/GIF OF THE NIGHT

"That's not good." lulz

GAMETHREAD COMMENT OF THE NIGHT

HONORARY RECAP COMMENT OF THE NIGHT

Michael Scott + 35 rec's = automatic win.

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