Jorge Castillo

After logging a total of 12 seconds in the previous 2 games, Otto Porter capitalized on playing time Sunday: wpo.st/2SZA0

Jorge Castillo

74 games into the season, the Wizards were forgetting plays in a loss to the Rockets. "It’s terrible." wpo.st/bCZA0

Ted Leonsis

Demography Tutorial on Rich Cities dlvr.it/99ytHR

Michael Lee

Interesting RT @Ben Standig Looked at Wiz 2-man lineups with at least 200 mins. John Wall's best O-PPP ratings comes when paired with...Otto.

Ben Standig

Speaking of Otto... Looked at Wiz 2-man lineups with at least 200 minutes. John Wall's best O-PPP ratings comes when paired with...Otto.

Ben Standig

Got lost for a bit today looking at stats on on.nba.com/EKsAu. Posting something shortly on the Wizards' x-factor. No, not Otto.

Ben Standig

The idea of George Mason possibly pursuing a Patriot League coach brings me back to wonder if they pondered Jeff Jones 4 years ago.

Michael Lee

James Harden finds another way to deliver win for HOU, boosting MVP case with game-saving block vs #wizards: wapo.st/1DkQ2je #rockets

Ben Standig

Guess if I was going to put Mariota 2nd in my next mock I should have done so before McShay did the same.

Mike Prada

NBA Y2K BACK. Help @jon_bois make this the best NBA Y2K ever sbnation.com/2015/3/30/8312… http://t.co/vxUAHzLRp3

Ben Standig

Now Drew Storen is REALLY under pressure. twitter.com/dcsportsbog/st…

Paul Pierce

for my #TalesofMadness contribution on @PlayersTribune, the one @KUHoops loss that still stings bit.ly/1Ntnh54

Bradley Beal

"But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Have a blessed day !!

Andrew Sharp

"I can guarantee you this will be taken up by NCAA and USBWAA" is the saddest threat any of us will hear in 2015 :-(

Ben Standig

The #Nats have traded C Sandy Leon to the Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations, per the Nats. Boston needed depth.

Michael Lee

#wizards look too worn out to win. The last time WAS was playing its best? Marcin Gortat said: "Don't remember." wapo.st/1ystUMv

Ben Standig

bit.ly/1GGHItw RT @Adrian Wojnarowski: Yahoo Sources: Georgia State junior R.J. Hunter will enter 2015 NBA Draft. bit.ly/1GGHIty

Mike Prada

Also think JVG is spot on about Beal's on-court aggression. To me -- and I'm just watching on TV -- he seems to lack confidence in his body

Ben Standig

Actually, let me amend my previous tweet by removing mention of Fordham. The EKU coach put in time. DePaul, still smh.

Mike Prada

End of 3Q. Wiz rallying. Wittman puts in four smalls + Gooden, has Webster guarding Harden for some reason. Harden easily zips in for layup.

Ben Standig

Re: DePaul, Fordham hires. Maybe strong low-major coaches realize they're better off long-term avoiding brutal higher profile conf. jobs.

Michael Lee

This really stinks RT @AJCsports ICYMI: Craig Sager's leukemia has returned on-ajc.com/1HeLmsF http://t.co/p1vDqnUKHG

Mike Prada

Watching Westbrook go battering ram mode on PHX's horrible transition D was a sight to behold. Worth more than the points he scored.

Ben Standig

Just watched highlights of my girl Ronda Rousey at Wrestlemania. Still waiting for the battle v. LSU hoops fan. vine.co/v/OplKdxzxrL3

Ben Standig

Wizards had a few ways to make the playoffs today. None worked out. Lost, obviously. Needed help from Celts, Nets/ or Heat. Only BOS lost.

Chris Miller

The Champ is here. Congrats @WWERollins http://t.co/LLIN3rPEmC

Rashad Mobley

Key Legislature: Wizards 91 vs Rockets 99 — Sunday Numbday: truthaboutit.net/2015/03/wizard… via @ConorDDirks

Ben Standig

Game changer #GMU RT @jholman34: Russell Turner staying at UC Irvine: bit.ly/1G19VMH

Kevin Seraphin

One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is… instagram.com/p/01FCOlLosa/

Ben Standig

Bummer about Duke winning is you almost have to root for them to beat MSU for a good Nat'l title game if you think Kentucky beats Wiscy.

Kris Humphries

Bo Ryan seemed a liiiiitle sensitive about @Thejetontnt calling his team low scoring. I know Chuck and @shaq saw that. #Marchmadness

Casey Philip

Firestone Grand Prix main race starting and a pit stop http://t.co/BnmLSCv2En

Casey Philip

Truck racing at #FirestoneGrandPrix in St Pete. Photo on bottom is one we saw crash mixcord.co/picplaypost/p/…

John Wall

💯 @meekmill !! http://t.co/l88sOxlf5T

Ben Standig

All comes down to navigating the recruiting world, something Mullin has never done, right? Name recognition helps. He's got that.

Ben Standig

History aside, Chris Mullin seems like a weird choice for St. John's. Not as weird as DePaul re-hiring Dave Leitao, of course.

Ben Standig

I asked Wall about Otto's inconsistent minutes. "You got to ask Mr. Wittman that one. I don’t know."

Jorge Castillo

Wall was asked why he thinks Porter's playing time has been inconsistent: "You got to ask Mr. Wittman that one. I don’t know."

Ben Standig

Wizards Twitter might sorta like this Wittman quote about guarding Harden. "He's a tough cover, but this game wasn't lost defensively."

Ben Standig

Dwiight on Harden's key block in the final seconds: "He's not known for blocking shots. That's what MVP's do."

Jorge Castillo

Wall was asked why they can't beat top teams. His answer: They still haven't been able to solve small-ball lineups. They got 8 games to.

Jorge Castillo

Wittman said players were forgetting plays out of timeouts and Wall and Pierce said the same. Not a good look 74 games into the season.

Rashad Mobley

Frank Vogel &Indy limped into and thru the playoffs last year, and he kept his job even though they underperformed. Wittman may do that too.

Rashad Mobley

But as @Ben Standig alluded to, with all this actual and perceived dysfunction, they are on the cusp of their 2nd consecutive playoff berth

Rashad Mobley

I know the fire-the-coach sentiment is low hanging fruit but subtitution patterns are spotty, play calling is lacking and morale seems low

Ben Standig

Wall on lacking sense of urgency: "To be where we want and as far as we did last year, we have to turn it around or we'll be done quick."

Michael Lee

Reporter told Marcin Lynch, um, Gortat he looked irritated while doing post-game interview. "I just don't want to get fined." #wizards

Jorge Castillo

Gortat on what’s stopping the Wizards from playing their best: “No comment.”

Zac Boyer

If the #Redskins bring back Santana Moss, Jay Gruden said it won't be until after the draft: wtim.es/1DgQFKI

Ben Standig

Final: Rockets 99 Wizards 91. James harden 24 points. John Wall 25 and 12. Otto with 15 in 17 minutes.

Carla Peay

"Great players improve their weaknesses. @Ben Standig: I guess James Harden plays defense these days."

Ben Standig

I guess James Harden plays defense these days.

Chris Miller

Fans behind me are clamoring for Gortat to get more fourth quarter time. Guess who just checked in with 2:41 left. Wiz down 93-83

Carla Peay

"Wall has been marvelous but hasn't had a lot of consistent help." -Mike Breen. Pretty much summed up the season.

Ben Standig

That was quick. Rockets drain b2b 3's to push the lead back to 10. Deep threats always available, for Houston.

Carla Peay

"Otto Porter has played very well since he's come in" - Jeff Van Gundy.

Carla Peay

"Energy" and "Focus" finally got off their lazy behinds and checked into the game. #Wizards.

Ben Standig

Interesting. RT @Jorge Castillo: Wizards have outscored Rockets 17-8 since Porter entered the game in 3Q.

Jorge Castillo

Wizards have outscored Rockets 17-8 since Porter entered the game in 3Q.

Ben Standig

Unreal. Truly. RT @Jeff Goodman: DePaul has agreed to deal in principle with Dave Leitao, sources told ESPN. He will return to Chicago.

Ben Standig

That's some efforting by the Wizards right there. Force two Brewer turnovers, leading to Porter dunk and Sessins score. 76-72.

Rashad Mobley

Otto Porter and Ramon Sessions seem to have this elusive focus and purpose that Wittman speaks so highly of. Wiz pull within 4, 76-72

Jorge Castillo

Porter dunk, Sessions layup and it's somehow 76-72. Rockets timeout.

Ben Standig

CC: @Breezyyy14 RT @BulletsForever: We approve of Mystics G Bria Hartley finally getting on the Verizon Center wall bit.ly/1ONvpiE

Carla Peay

Witt trying to get "Focus" to check into the game. #Wizards

Ben Standig

Wizards 13th sellout, per the Wizards. Comes in game where other team's best player wears 13.

Jorge Castillo

Wizards say sellout. 13th this season.

Ben Standig

Plus-minus doesn't always mean much, but will note Otto Porter only Wizard on the plus side right now.

Ben Standig

Not sure the Wizards have missed Ariza more in any game this season then this one. Webster can't hang with Harden.

Ben Standig

Wizards rally a bit, but Houston pushes back for 76-67 lead.

Jorge Castillo

Harden iso on Webster = easy layup. Porter's been guarding Prigioni.

Ben Standig

Drew Gooden is the only "big" on the court for either team right now.

Carla Peay

"We can deal. @Todd_Dybas: Martell Webster checks in and was assigned to Harden. Hide the women and children."

Michael Lee

I don't think Otto Porter realized that went in until he heard the crowd reaction #wizards

Jorge Castillo

John Wall doing John Wall things.

Rashad Mobley

Good take by Wall. Webster was wide open in the corner for 3, but there's no trust there right now.

Michael Lee

Petey Pablo Prigioni with the most ridiculous shot of the day

Ben Standig

Drew Gooden living a clean life these days if that shot fell.

Rashad Mobley

Beal has been open in the corner the last two off. possessions. the 1st time he never got the ball, the 2nd time he got the ball too late

Ben Standig

Watching Paul Pierce today reminds me that I need to fill up my gas tank.

Ben Standig

Oh. Otto Porter is in.

Ben Standig

John Wall has made six straight shots since a 1 for 7 first quarter.

Rashad Mobley

Wall is heating up and the Rockets are missing Patrick Beverley right about now

Ben Standig

1 for 13 from 3 over last 5 games. RT @J. Michael Falgoust: This is a miserable game for Pierce. All thumbs #WizardsTalk @CSNWizards

Rashad Mobley

Former Wizard Lester Hudson just signed a 10-day contract with the LA Clippers.

Rashad Mobley

The good news for the Wiz is that Bradley Beal seems to be finding a bit of an offensive rhythm. The bad news is that Harden is too

Rashad Mobley

Houston is shooting 46% from 3point range and 58% from the field. the Wizards are shooting just 28% from 3pt range and 37% from the field

Jorge Castillo

They play the 3rd quarter after the 2nd quarter, which usually isn't a good thing for the Wizards.

Ben Standig

Half: Rockets 59 Wizards 46. Harden's floater at the buzzer caps a late flurry. Has 14 points. Beal 12, Wall 9.

Jorge Castillo

Beal did everything he could to deny Harden the ball but he gets it anyway, drives, & hits the floater at the buzzer. 59-46 Rockets at half.