Wood scores 22 to lead Rockets to 132-90 rout of Orlando

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Houston Rockets guard John Wall, right, passes the ball past Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)


HOUSTON (AP) — Christian Wood scored 22 points and tied a career high with 15 rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to a 132-90 rout over the short-handed Orlando Magic. Houston was up by 29 at halftime and had extended the lead to 81-43 after consecutive 3-pointers by John Wall and P.J. Tucker with about five minutes left in the third. The Magic looked nothing like the team that opened the season 6-2 as Aaron Gordon sat out with a left hamstring injury in the team’s first game since Markelle Fultz sustained a season-ending knee injury in a win over Cleveland on Wednesday night.