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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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Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
Final
NCSU 78
ND 81
Final
CHI 84
MIA 96
Final
CLE 108
OKC 98
Final
NOP 109
DAL 106
Final
ORL 99
IND 106
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PHO 100
LAC 120
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ATL 112
MIN 100
4th
TOR 113
DET 110
 
Final
SAN 101
MIL 95
 
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GSW 56
BOS 49
 
3rd
DEN 59
WAS 59
 
9:30pm Tonight
LAL
HOU
Final
UCONN 66
SFLA 53
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GT 62
BC 64
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VT 47
UVA 50
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OSU 82
IND 70
Final
UCF 46
CIN 56
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WICHS 74
DRAK 40
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STJ 68
DUKE 77
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MAR 73
FAIR 67
 
Final
HART 61
MAINE 70
 
Final
MAN 71
MON 64
 
Final
PRIN 96
ROWAN 48
 
Final
SIENA 55
PETE 69
 
Final
RIU 53
BONA 48
Final
BING 54
USB 61
 
Final
MLOWELL 50
VERM 61
 
Final
BUT 77
SHU 57
Final
SALA 55
YALE 72
 
Final
PITT 68
LOU 80
Final
ILLST 53
NIOWA 54
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GTDNS 69
UMBC 55
 
Final
IONA 87
NIAG 64
 
Final
TENST 55
BEL 63
 
Final
NCSU 78
ND 81
Final
VILL 71
CREI 50
 
2nd
MD 50
NW 57
 
Half
UTAH 37
WASH 30
 
Final
TEAMFOLI 12
TEAMTOEWS 17
2nd
CARTER 13
IRVIN 19