Washington Wizards: How to watch, injury report, and prediction

Washington Wizards Bradley Beal and Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Bradley Beal and Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

The Washington Wizards host the Houston Rockets Monday night to conclude their two-game homestand.

Even though Anthony Davis didn’t play Saturday, the Washington Wizards beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 124-114. Now, the team has won 5 of their last 8 games.

Otto Porter had his best game of the season going 12-15 from the field with 29 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. John Wall was the second leading scorer dropping 22 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds. All around, the entire team played well with 6 players in double figures.

The Houston Rockets haven’t started off the season the way they intended. They are currently 9-9 on the year and just recently lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers. They look to get back on the right track in D.C. this evening.

Let’s check out the game details for tonight’s matchup.

Game Info

Game: Washington Wizards vs. Houston Rockets

When: Monday, November 26

Where: Capital one Arena

TV: NBC Sports WashingtonFubo TV, NBATV

Tip-Off Time: 7:00 pm Eastern Time

Injury Report

Wizards: Dwight Howard (Gluteal Soreness-Questionable)

Rockets: Carmelo Anthony (Out), Gerald Green (Ankle-Questionable), Brandon Knight (Knee-Out), Nene (Calf Strain-Out), Chris Paul (Sore Leg-Questionable), Zhou Qi (Ankle-Out)

Projected Starting Lineup

Wizards: G-John Wall, G-Bradley Beal, F- Kelly Oubre Jr., F-Otto Porter, C-Thomas Bryant

Rockets: G-Chris Paul, G-James Harden, F-James Ennis, F-P.J. Tucker, C-Clint Capela


The Wizards defense is still a work in progress, but their offense is starting to click. They shot a season-high 56.7% from the field against the Pelicans.

The ball moment has drastically changed, which has been a big factor to the team’s recent success. The chemistry is developing and has encouraged fans.

Washington can’t let Houston dictate the pace of the game. The Rockets like to play a lot of isolation basketball with James Harden and they also use the pick-n-roll very well. The Wizards need to continue playing team oriented basketball and not fall into the one-on-one game.

The Rockets are at a low-point and the Wizards have a good opportunity to capitalize on their struggles. The Carmelo Anthony saga must’ve have took it’s toll on the team because they haven’t played significantly better since his departure.

Both Dwight Howard and Chris Paul are questionable. For Washington, that means that Thomas Bryant will continue to start. Bryant has been productive in Howard’s absence and has demonstrated promise for the future.

It was a fantastic move by Scott Brooks to switch up the starting lineup and move Kelly Oubre Jr. in and Markieff Morris to the bench. This has allowed Morris to play more freely as he’s produced 31 points in the past 2 games.

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Rejuvenation seems to have struck Washington. They look to be on a mission to prove to everyone that they can figure this thing out.

I like the matchup. Wizards will win this game in close fashion.

Final Score- HOU-121, WSH-125

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