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Stephen Silas Says John Wall Yelling at Rockets About ‘NBA Stuff, Frustration’

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Houston Rockets guard John Wall, left, gestures during a timeout in the third quarter against the Charlotte Hornets in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Houston. (Troy Taormina/Pool Photo via AP)

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Houston Rockets point guard John Wall was seen yelling in a players-only huddle following a timeout during the second half of his team’s 122-97 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.

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John Wall firing up his teammates 👀

Rockets are down to the Hornets https://t.co/XjgpYvNny0

When asked about the occurrence following the game, Rockets head coach Stephen Silas provided the following response to reporters:

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Stephen Silas asked about John Wall coming out early in the second half and what happened during the time out prior to that: “NBA stuff, frustration. I’ll just leave it at that.” https://t.co/GBBI7yzMzo

Wall said “no comment” when questioned about the timeout huddle.

It’s been a frustrating season for the 12-31 Rockets, who recently ended a 20-game losing streak after a 117-99 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday. A jubilant Silas and Wall were seen hugging each other postgame:

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John Wall and Stephen Silas hug it out after snapping their 20-game losing streak 🙏 https://t.co/9Ksgbf6T4c

However, the Rockets were unable to build off that momentum Wednesday after they were outscored 35-15 in the third quarter en route to a 25-point loss. The timeout in question occurred during that rough stretch, which ultimately led to Houston’s demise.

The Rockets will look to get back in the win column Friday when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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