Houston plays Washington on 3-game home skid

January 25

Washington Wizards (3-9, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (6-9, 11th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Houston plays Washington looking to break its three-game home slide.

The Rockets have gone 3-4 in home games. Houston has a 2-1 record in one-possession games.

The Wizards have gone 2-4 away from home. Washington allows the most points in the Eastern Conference, giving up 121.3 points while allowing opponents to shoot 49.1%.

The Rockets and Wizards face off Tuesday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Victor Oladipo is second on the Rockets scoring 22.3 points per game, and is averaging 4.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists. Jae'Sean Tate is shooting 61.0% and averaging 9.5 points over the last 10 games for Houston.

Bradley Beal leads the Wizards scoring 34.5 points and collecting 5.4 rebounds. Alex Len is averaging 11 points and five rebounds while shooting 66.7% over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 4-6, averaging 110 points, 45.1 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 7.7 steals and seven blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.3 points on 44.8% shooting.

Wizards: 3-7, averaging 119.9 points, 43.8 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 7.3 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.2 points on 49.2% shooting.

INJURIES: Rockets: Kevin Porter Jr.: out (personal), Dante Exum: out (calf), Christian Wood: day to day (ankle), Danuel House: day to day (health and safety protocols).

Wizards: Troy Brown Jr.: out (health and safety protocols), Deni Avdija: out (health and safety protocols), Raul Neto: out (groin), Davis Bertans: out (health and safety protocols), Moritz Wagner: out (health and safety protocols), Ish Smith: out (health and safety protocols), Thomas Bryant: out for season (left knee), Rui Hachimura: out (health and safety protocols).

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