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Wednesday’s lineups, injury reports, broadcast and stream info

Following Monday’s win over Minnesota is the brutal and NBA-worst losing streak in Rockets history. Now, with middling Washington heading to Houston two nights later, the home team suddenly has a realistic chance to launch a winning streak.

For storming Jalen Green and the rest of the Rockets, it is the centerpiece of a three-game homestand at the Toyota Center, with the final looming Thursday against Cleveland. For Bradley Beal and the Wizards, it’s night two of the Texas back-to-back after the win in Dallas on Tuesday.

Ever since Kevin Porter Jr. went out on Jan. 11 with a left foot injury, the emergence and increased usage of second-year center Alperen Sengun has become a leading story for the Rockets.

Today, with Green recording two 40+ point games in his last three outings – including a career-high 42 on Monday versus the Timberwolves – an argument can clearly be made that the change in offensive style also helps improve the surrounding players.

Over seven games since Jan. 11, Green is averaging 28.2 points and 3.5 assists for the Rockets on 46.9% shooting and 38.6% on 3-pointers. Meanwhile, Sengun is averaging 19.4 points (67.9% FG), 10.6 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game during the same period.

When and how to watch

  • Date: Wednesday, January 25

  • Time: 19.00 central

  • TV channel: AT&T SportsNet Southwest, NBA League Pass

  • Live stream: fuboTV (watch for free in the Houston markets)

Probable starting lineups

Houston Rockets (11-36)

  • Guard: Jalen Green

  • Guard: Eric Gordon

  • Forward: KJ Martin

  • Forward: Tari Eason

  • Center: Alperen Sengun

Washington Wizards (21-26)

  • Guard: Monte Morris

  • Guard: Bradley Beal

  • Forward: Corey Kispert

  • Forward: Kyle Kuzma

  • Center: Daniel Gafford

Expected lineups are based on each team’s previous game.

Damage reports

Houston’s injury report lists Kevin Porter Jr. (left foot contusion) as out and Jabari Smith Jr. (right ankle sprain) as doubtful.

Washington won’t issue its official report until a few hours before tip-off because they were on night two of a back-to-back. On Tuesday in Dallas, Kristaps Porzingis (left ankle sprain) was out.

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The story originally appeared on Rockets Wire

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