The Houston Rockets had a rather eventful halftime break during their Friday night match against the Denver Nuggets.

Kevin Porter Jr. reportedly stormed out of the Toyota Center and star big man Christian Wood refused to check in the game after a “heated discussion” among players and coaches.

The Rockets just barely made it in time for the start of the third quarter, physically down one man and mentally down another.

Via Woj & MacMahaon of ESPN:

“We had a spirited debate,” Rockets head coach Stephen Silas said during his postgame media availability. “I have certain demands of this team as far as playing hard. … I wasn't satisfied with the effort.”

The Rockets announced during the second half that Porter was questionable to return due to his left thigh being evaluated. Porter has been bothered for weeks by a left thigh contusion, causing him to miss several games, but that was not the issue that led to his absence after halftime, according to sources.

While the Rockets coach addressed the elephant in the room after the game, he didn't do so directly, failing to mention Kevin Porter Jr. by name during the postgame press conference.

No word yet on the disciplinary measures to be taken, but it likely won't be the last we'll here of this saga.