The Washington Wizards look for their second straight victory on Monday when visiting the Houston Rockets. Washington is fourth in the Southeast Division at 30-40 and 16 ½ games behind the first-place Miami Heat. Washington defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 127-119 on Saturday. Kristaps Porzingis was the leading scorer for Washington with 27 points and the Wizard's snapped a six-game losing streak with the victory.
Kristaps Porzingis is leading Washington in scoring with an average of 19.5 points per game, while Kyle Kuzma is the second-leading scorer, the leading rebounder and the leader in assists with averages of 17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Washington is scoring an average of 108.2 points per game, while shooting 46.8% overall and 33.9% from 3-point territory.
Houston completes a back-to-back on Monday when hosting Washington after entertaining the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. Houston is last in the Southwest Division at 17-53 and 30 ½ games behind the first-place Memphis Grizzlies. Houston was defeated by the Indiana Pacers 121-118 on Friday. Christian Wood was the leading scorer for Houston with 32 points but the Rockets lost their four straight.
Christian Wood is leading Houston in scoring and rebounding with averages of 18.0 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, while Kevin Porter Jr is the leader in assists with an average of 6.0 assists per game. Jalen Green is the second leading scorer with an average of 15.8 points per game. Houston is scoring an average of 109.0 points per game while shooting 45.4% overall and 34.6% from 3-point territory.