Know Your Foe: Rockets- Wizards
As the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards prepare for the first meeting of the season, they both sit in the same position. Each are the sixth seed in their respective conference and both are coming off extremely disappointing games on Friday night on the road. The Rockets had their lowest point total of the season and lost at the Hawks, 83-80. The Rockets had an 11 point lead to start the game before stumbling through the rest of the night shooting, 37.5 percent after establishing that lead.
Chandler Parsons missed his second consecutive game with a sore right knee and calf. He’s missed four games total this season, Houston is just 1-3 in those games. Pat Beverley (hand) and Omer Asik (knee) are still out.
The Wizards also had their lowest point total of the season last night, scoring just 66 points, losing to the Pacers, 93-66.
Who are the Wizards?
The Wizards are led by point guard John Wall, who averages 19.5 points and 8.6 assists per game. He leads all eastern conference guards in double-doubles with 11. Second-year shooting guard Bradley Beal is right behind Wall at 17.6 points per game and last year averaged 20.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds in two games against Houston last season. Washington is just 3-8 versus western conference teams this year and have lost their last four games against them in Washington.
Wizards Last Game
In addition to posting their lowest point total of the season on Friday night in their 93-66 loss at Indiana, Washington also set a season-low in field goal percentage (32.1 percent) and tied a season-low with just 29 second half points. Washington was only down eight points at halftime, but hit just 11 of their 40 second half shots (20 percent)