Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!!!!
Monday, January 16th, 2012
2:00 PM ET
TV: Comcast SportsNet HD
Steve Buckhantz, Phil Chenier
Radio: 106.7 The Fan - http://bit.ly/5yZqu8
Dave Johnson, Glenn Consor
The 1-11 Washington Wizards host the 5-7 Houston Rockets in DC in this afternoon's game. Things are starting to look dreadful for Washington, as they have continued to play poor basketball and struggle to find effort and consistency.
John Wall has been inconsistent and not had the same impact on the game as he did in his rookie season. He is coming off of a near triple double from his last game against the Sixers: 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists. Wall will look to build on that momentum as he goes against one of the more improved point guards in the league. Kyle Lowry has been a dominant force for Houston. He is coming off of a near triple double himself in his previous game against Portland: 33 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists. Wall vs. Lowry will be the matchup to watch tonight.
Another key matchup will be Trevor Booker vs. Luis Scola. Booker has been getting a lot of minutes due to the latest shoulder injury to Andray Blatche. His defense and inside intensity will be needed to try and slow Scola down. Scola has a very good inside game, and usually picks games against the Wizards to have a big night.
If Washington can't come out early and get open looks and actually knock them down, the home crowd could be looking at another long night.
- Trevor Jackson
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