Dwight Howard looks great in season debut, but stumbling Wizards hammered again by Thunder

Dwight Howard was finding room to work in the paint, shots were falling from the outside and the Washington Wizards appeared to finally have things figured out.

For about three minutes. Then the wheels came off against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Washington immediately went into a tailspin, coughed up a double-digit lead and fell behind big before getting booed off the floor at halftime. It finally ended in a dispiriting 134-111 rout that left a team that was already calling each other out publicly at 1-7 and positively reeling.

Howard made his season debut and initially appeared to be the spark the stumbling Wizards needed. He had a dunk and drew a foul for a 3-point play on Washington's first possession. Howard made his first six shots and had 13 points in nine minutes in the first quarter.

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