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Houston faces Washington, aims to end 5-game slide

March 21, 2022 GMT

Washington Wizards (30-40, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (17-54, 15th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rockets -5; over/under is 234.5

BOTTOM LINE: Houston looks to end its five-game losing streak when the Rockets play Washington.

The Rockets have gone 10-25 at home. Houston has a 6-41 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Wizards have gone 12-22 away from home. Washington is 8-16 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and averages 12.6 turnovers per game.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Rockets won the last matchup 114-111 on Jan. 6. Jalen Green scored 22 points points to help lead the Rockets to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Christian Wood is averaging 17.9 points and 10.1 rebounds for the Rockets. Green is averaging 19.9 points over the last 10 games for Houston.

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Kyle Kuzma is averaging 17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the Wizards. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 16.6 points over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 2-8, averaging 112.9 points, 40.4 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.8 points per game.

Wizards: 3-7, averaging 114.4 points, 39.9 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 6.3 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.9 points.

INJURIES: Rockets: Eric Gordon: day to day (knee).

Wizards: Vernon Carey Jr.: out (calf), Bradley Beal: out for season (wrist), Kyle Kuzma: day to day (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.