Rockets play the Wizards on 3-game win streak

Washington Wizards (11-54, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (30-35, 11th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Houston seeks to prolong its three-game win streak with a victory over Washington.

The Rockets are 21-11 in home games. Houston is third in the Western Conference with 15.2 fast break points per game led by Jalen Green averaging 3.0.

The Wizards are 7-28 in road games. Washington is 2-41 against opponents with a winning record.

The Rockets are shooting 45.6% from the field this season, 4.3 percentage points lower than the 49.9% the Wizards allow to opponents. The Wizards are shooting 47.1% from the field, 1.0% higher than the 46.1% the Rockets' opponents have shot this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Fred VanVleet is scoring 16.8 points per game with 3.8 rebounds and 8.0 assists for the Rockets. Green is averaging 20.9 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 42.5% over the past 10 games.

Kyle Kuzma is averaging 22.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Wizards. Jordan Poole is averaging 20.3 points and 4.8 assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 6-4, averaging 111.0 points, 47.1 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 9.1 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.9 points per game.

Wizards: 2-8, averaging 111.2 points, 40.8 rebounds, 28.5 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.1 points.

INJURIES: Rockets: Tari Eason: out for season (leg), Cam Whitmore: out (knee), Steven Adams: out for season (knee), Alperen Sengun: out (ankle).

Wizards: Isaiah Livers: out for season (hip), Richaun Holmes: out (toe), Landry Shamet: out (calf), Marvin Bagley III: out (back).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.