It didn’t take long for Houston Rockets guard John Wall to shake the rust off.

Playing his first game in 735 days — not counting preseason, where he looked promisingly explosive — Wall resembled the form that earned him five All-Star selections as a member of the Washington Wizards.

In his belated season debut on Thursday, Wall dropped 22 points, six rebounds, and nine assists in Houston’s 122-119 win over the Sacramento Kings at the Toyota Center. The Rockets point guard felt great to be back out there: