Rockets Star Christian Wood Knocks Out Hornets Fan With a Misplaced Pass in Wild NBA Sequence

Published 12/27/2021, 9:46 PM EST
Dec 22, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Houston Rockets center Christian Wood (35) puts up a shot against Milwaukee Bucks guard Rodney Hood (5) and Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews (23) and at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports


Watching an NBA game in an arena is a surreal experience. However, sometimes the experience can have its own share of problems. A similar thing happened with a fan who got the worst of a pass by Houston Rockets’ Christian Wood.

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The Rockets are the poorest performers in the NBA. With their main objective being to rebuild, they have a great group of young players yet to blossom. One of them is Christian Wood. The center came up big last season after increasing his averages and was close to being an All-Star. Since Harden’s departure, he has been the leader of the Rockets.

Nov 27, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. (3) and center Christian Wood (35) react after a play during overtime against the Charlotte Hornets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

However, for him it was a bad passing moment as he sent the ball right out of bounds. But what followed afterwards was the worst part.

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Christian Wood hits NBA fan with pass

Being down by 12, the Rockets tried to make something happen with the half coming to a close. Getting the ball back at their end, Wood tried to push the ball ahead. But he miscalculated the distance on the pass and sent it way into the crowd. Unfortunately, the ball hit a woman passing by and had everyone worried. She came off it and was escorted by NBA security to get treatment. It is rare for NBA fans to get hit this way, but the league took care of it right away.

With the game, the Charlotte Hornets put on an absolute clinic to get the best of the Houston Rockets. they made their mark early on the game and never lost the grip.

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Scary Terry came out to play as he scored 27 points to go with 4 rebounds and  5 assists. All the starters scored in double digits for the Hornets. LaMelo Ball added 16 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals for the night. Kelly Oubre continues to impress off the bench with 18 points and 2 steals.

Christian Wood was the star for the Rockets with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. The center had an off night, but that was the story for the entire Rockets’ team. Eric Gordon also scored 16 points and dished out 3 assists in the Rockets’ loss. This marks the 24th loss of the season for Houston while Hornets improve to 18-17 for the season.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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