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Wizards vs. Rockets preview: Washington takes on Houston in their first meeting of the season

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NBA: Washington Wizards at Houston Rockets Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

When: Monday, November 26 at 7 pm Eastern Time
Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Dwight Howard (Questionable, Gluteal Soreness)

Rockets: Brandon Knight (Out, Knee), Nene (Out, Calf)

What to Watch for

Has Otto Porter broken out of his shell?

Porter has had a rocky start to the season but Saturday night against the Pelicans he snapped out of it to the tune of 29 points on 12-15 shooting as well as knocking down three of his four 3-point attempts. For the Wizards to be competitive against the Rockets, Porter will need to be aggressive, especially from 3-point range as this will likely be a defense-optional, high scoring affair.

Sometimes all it takes is one game for a guy to break out of his slump. Hopefully for Porter, Saturday night was the breaking of the dam.

Three-point shooting

Houston leads the league attempting 41.4 threes per game. Washington comes into this game attempting 32.9 threes per game and as we saw against the Raptors on Friday night, they have no issues letting it fly at a high rate as they attempted a franchise-high 45 attempts in that game.

The issue for Washington is, they haven’t been making their threes. The Wizards come into this one as one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the league knocking down just 31.8 percent of their attempts. If the Wizards want to keep this game remotely close, that number will likely need to hover around 40 percent.

A random moment in Wizards - Rockets history: Blame it on the rain

Back on January 11, 2014, there was a rain delay between these two teams... for an indoor basketball game.

Last season, Washington beat Houston in a surprising victory on their home court and will look and will look to do the same Monday evening as the up-and-down Rockets come to town.