Washington @ Houston
Current Records: Washington 3-9; Houston 6-9
What to Know
The Houston Rockets will be returning home after a two-game road trip. They will take on the Washington Wizards at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Toyota Center after having had a few days off. If the contest is anything like Houston’s 159-158 victory from their previous meeting in October of 2019, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.
The Rockets made easy work of the Dallas Mavericks this past Saturday and carried off a 133-108 win. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Houston had established a 104-83 advantage. Center DeMarcus Cousins and shooting guard Eric Gordon were among the main playmakers for Houston as the former posted a double-double on 28 points and 17 boards along with five dimes and the latter shot 6-for-9 from downtown and finished with 33 points.
Meanwhile, Washington’s and the San Antonio Spurs’ matchup on Sunday was up for grabs at halftime, but Washington was thoroughly outmatched 73-54 in the second half. The Wizards found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 121-101 punch to the gut against the Spurs. A silver lining for Washington was the play of shooting guard Bradley Beal, who had 31 points in addition to seven rebounds. The contest made it Beal’s fourth in a row with at least 31 points.
Houston’s victory lifted them to 6-9 while Washington’s defeat dropped them down to 3-9. Allowing an average of 121.25 points per game, Washington hasn’t exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end. We’ll see if they can patch up the holes in their defense before their upcoming matchup.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Toyota Center — Houston, Texas
- TV: ATTSN Southwest
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
Houston have won six out of their last nine games against Washington.
- Oct 30, 2019 – Houston 159 vs. Washington 158
- Dec 19, 2018 – Houston 136 vs. Washington 118
- Nov 26, 2018 – Washington 135 vs. Houston 131
- Apr 03, 2018 – Houston 120 vs. Washington 104
- Dec 29, 2017 – Washington 121 vs. Houston 103
- Jan 02, 2017 – Houston 101 vs. Washington 91
- Nov 07, 2016 – Houston 114 vs. Washington 106
- Jan 30, 2016 – Washington 123 vs. Houston 122
- Dec 09, 2015 – Houston 109 vs. Washington 103