The Washington Wizards (1-11) host the Houston Rockets (5-7) in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinée Monday afternoon at Verizon Center. Washington is looking to end its three-game losing streak, during which it's been defeated by an average of 19.3 points per game.
Houston is on an upswing of late, winning two in a row and three of their last four. Saturday, the Rockets downed the Portland Trail Blazers, 107-105, in overtime behind 33 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists from Kyle Lowry. Kevin Martin scored 28 points on 12-of-13 shooting from the foul line, while Samuel Dalembert and Luis Scola combined for 22 boards.
The teams split the two meetings last season, with each winning on its home floor.
Here's more on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day matchup between the Rockets and Wizards:
Game Date/Time: Monday, January 16; 2:00pm ET
Location: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Washington: Comcast SportsNet HD
Houston: FSN Houston
Washington: The Fan 106.7 FM
Houston: SportsRadio 610 AM, La Ranchera 850 AM