The Houston Rockets will make a trip to Washington D.C. take on Bradley Beal and the Wizards. Let’s take a look at game information and the injury report.
After three games at home to begin the season, the Houston Rockets will embark on a four-game road trip. Houston’s first game as a visitor will take place in the nation’s capital against the Wizards.
After a sluggish start against the Bucks, the Rockets have won their last two games and will look to continue building their momentum. The Wizards, meanwhile, are just 1-2.
The big story for the Wizards over the past few years has been John Wall‘s health. In the 2017-18 season, Wall missed 41 games. The next season, Wall missed extended time due to a left achilles tendon injury before suffering a full tear of his achilles in February of 2019, costing him the rest of last season and likely this season.
Since Wall has been unable to play, we’ve seen Bradley Beal blossom into a legitimate All-Star. Last season, Beal averaged 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, all career-highs.
Unless they trade for another player to compliment Beal, the Wizards are going to struggle for a playoff spot without Wall in the lineup. However, point guard Isaiah Thomas made his team-debut on Saturday, finishing with 16 points and 5 assists in just under 20 minutes. That’s a very positive sign for the 5-foot-9 guard, who only played in 44 games over the previous two seasons.
From top to bottom, the Houston Rockets have a lot more talent than the Wizards. If they can contain Bradley Beal and limit his penetration, the Rockets should leave Washington D.C. with their third consecutive win.
Here’s everything you need to know about Houston’s game against Washington on Wednesday.
Houston Rockets at Washington Wizards – 8 p.m. ET
Capital One Arena – Washington D.C.
TV: ATTSN-SW (Local), NBC Sports Washington
Online streaming: fuboTV
Houston Rockets (via Houston Chronicle)
Washington Wizards (via Houston Chronicle)