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Kevin Porter Jr. and Christian Wood’s redemption in Rockets win over Wizards

Kevin Porter Jr. has been waiting for this moment for a long time — 65 days to be exact.

November 2 inside the Staples Center, Porter missed a 26-foot step-back jump shot in the closing seconds of the Houston Rockets’ 119-117 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Had Porter connected on the game-winner, the shot would have been a vindication to his growth as the Rockets’ starting point guard.

But Wednesday night, two months since he missed his first career buzzer-beater, Porter’s game-winner that ensued in a Rockets’ 114-111 win over the Washington Wizards, was worth more than a shot to halt an eight-game losing streak.