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Saturday, January 11th (All times Eastern)

Houston Rockets (23-14) at Washington Wizards (16-18), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The beginning of a four-game road trip didn't go as planned for the Houston Rockets and they hope to find success Saturday against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.

The Rockets suffered an 83-80 loss at Atlanta Friday night, as James Harden led the way with 25 points and Dwight Howard ended with 15 and grabbed 11 rebounds. Aaron Brooks scored 13 points for the Rockets, losers in two straight and three of their last five games.

"We didn't matchup well in transition," said Rockets coach Kevin McHale. "They hurt us there at times. We couldn't make shots and we couldn't get the ball where we wanted to on the offensive end."

Houston dropped to 8-9 on the road and is now 10-3 against teams from the East. It will also visit Boston and New Orleans on the current jaunt.

Rockets forward Chandler Parsons missed his second straight game with a strained knee as well as hamstring and calf issues. Parsons is questionable Saturday and has posted an average of 17.2 points per game this season.

The Wizards also limp into Saturday's matchup having lost four of their last six games and three in a row at home. They went 2-1 on a three-game trip and failed in a bid for a road sweep with Friday's 93-66 loss at Indiana.

Bradley Beal and John Wall finished with 17 and 13 points, respectively, and Nene scored 12 points for Washington.

The Wizards shot just 32.1 percent and committed 14 turnovers, leading to 22 Indiana points. The Pacers and Wizards were tied at 18-18 after the first quarter, but the hosts pulled away after that and had a 28-15 advantage over the final 12 minutes.

"We weren't able to make shots and in the third quarter they came out with more energy than us," said Wall.

Washington is 7-8 at the Verizon Center this season and split a pair of meetings with Houston in 2012-13. The Rockets are 16-4 in the past 20 matchups with the Wizards and have won six of eight in D.C.

01/11 11:30:47 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd Intermission
CHI 4
CAR 0
 
2nd
SAV 40
NCCU 54
 
Final
MIA 7
FIU 2
 
Final
DET 12
FLASO 2
 
Final
PHI 103
TOR 114
Final
BRK 110
GSW 108
4th
MIA 92
PHO 85
 
4th
MIN 93
LAC 99
 
3rd
DAL 71
NOP 60
 
Final
TEX 61
BAY 59
 
Final
SYR 47
UVA 59
Final
SHSU 76
CARK 49
 
Final
NWST 92
SELA 79
 
Final
NCAT 67
COOK 50
 
2nd
HOW 55
NORST 55
 
Final
DELST 85
HAMP 75
 
Final
STEPH 83
INCWORD 62
 
Final
MCNST 70
LAM 69
 
1st OT
NO 76
NICST 83
 
2nd
SAV 40
NCCU 54
 
2nd
ALAAM 47
TXSOU 49
 
2nd
VT 30
BC 46
 
2nd
MVSU 33
GRAM 29
 
2nd
ISU 18
OKLA 37
 
2nd
ALAST 32
PVU 31
 
1st
ARKPB 29
JST 29
 
Final
NYR 4
NAS 1
2nd Intermission
CHI 4
CAR 0
 
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